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Intaglio with Bust of Demosthenes

Dioscuridesabout 25 BC

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

The intaglio is deeply engraved with a portrait bust of the Greek orator Demosthenes, who wears a mantle over his right shoulder; he faces towards his left with furrowed brows. Demosthenes is shown with a full beard and mustache. On the right of the gem is an inscription with the artist Dioskourides's signature in Greek.

Details

  • Title: Intaglio with Bust of Demosthenes
  • Creator: Dioskourides
  • Date Created: about 25 BC
  • Physical Dimensions: 2 × 1.4 × 5 cm (13/16 × 9/16 × 1 15/16 in.)
  • External Link: Object Record
  • Medium: Amethyst
  • Object Creditline: The J. Paul Getty Museum

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