Head of Plato (worked for insertion into a statue)

Object Details

Title:

Head of Plato (worked for insertion into a statue)

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Roman Empire (Place created)

Date:

mid-3rd century A.D.

Medium:

Marble, white

Object Number:

73.AA.16

Dimensions:

36 cm (14 3/16 in.)

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Provenance
- 1973

Nicolas Koutoulakis, 1910 - 1996 (Geneva, Switzerland), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1973.

Exhibitions
Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions (April 18 to September 3, 2018)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), April 18 to September 3, 2018
Bibliography

Frel, Jirí, and Elizabeth Buckley. Greek and Roman Portraits in the J. Paul Getty Museum. exh. cat. California State University at Northridge, October 16-November 11, 1973 (1973), no. 2.

Frel, Jiří. Antiquities in the J. Paul Getty Museum: A Checklist; Sculpture II: Greek Portraits and Varia (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, November 1979), p. 6, no. G15.

Frel, Jiří. Greek Portraits in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1981), pp. 56-57, 111, no. 10.

Danguillier, C. Typologische Untersuchungen zur Dichter- und Denkerikonographie in römischen Darstellungen von der mittleren Kaiserzeit bis in die Spätantike. BAR International Series 977. (Oxford : Archaeopress, 2001), pp. 170, 255 no. 32.

Lang, Jörn. Mit Wissen geschmückt? Zur bildlichen Rezeption griechischer Dichter und Denker in der römischen Lebenswelt, Monumenta Artis Romanae 39 (Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2012), p. 74n705.