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Achilles Borghese, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 35
The hero of Homer's "Iliad"--"Swift-footed Achilles," as he is called by that poet. The marble original in the Louvre is thought to be an ancient copy of the bronze Achilles of Alcamanes, the favorite pupil of Phidias. It is in what Winklemann calls the "sublime style," and is considered a metrical model of a fine manly body. Reduced from the size of the original. [P. 8; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Achilles
Figure male
Literature--Homer--Iliad
Control number:
AECI 02860017
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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