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Bust of Socrates, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Subject:
Socrates
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 87
This bust of Socrates, (who was himself a sculptor, and author of a group of the Three Graces,) conforms to the tradition of his homeliness. An Athenian image vender expressed the popular idea of the man by exhibiting a Silenus mask of him, opening the mouth of which, one saw within the portraits of the gods. [P. 12.]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust
Occupation--Education--Philosopher
Control number:
AECI 02860068
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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