8 November 2007
A CARVED PORPHYRY AND MARBLE BUST OF HERACLITUS
AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY STYLE
The bearded philospher facing frontally, with drapery about the shoulders; on a circular marble socle
21 in. (53.3 cm.) high; 27¼ (69.2 cm.) high, overall
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A. Darr, P. Barnet, A. Boström, Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 2002, II, p. 118, no. 184.
The present bust of Heraclitus is based on the antique prototype discovered in Herculaneum in 1753 and now housed in the Museo Archeologico, Naples.
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