Cast of the bust of a sophist, from Aphrodisias

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  • Title

    Cast of the bust of a sophist, from Aphrodisias

  • Associated place

    Aphrodisias (Found in 1981-1982 in several fragments (two main pieces) between the apse and the back of the Sebasteion and in the apse beneath the present floor level.) (find spot of original)
  • Date

    late 20th century
  • Material and technique

    plaster

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    66 cm estimated (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 2000.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 14 | Cast Gallery
  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.H.44

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  • Catalogue text

    Portrait bust of middle-aged man with balding forehead, thick long
    hair at the back, and short light beard, wearing chiton and himation.
    The long hair suggests a thinker or sophist.

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

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