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Pseudo-Seneka; Roman copy of a head identified as a representation of Hesiod (?) placed on a statue of togatus

Unkownfourth quarter of the 1st c. BC

The National Museum in Warsaw

The National Museum in Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland

Pseudo-Seneka; Roman copy of a head identified as a representation of Hesiod (?) placed on a statue of togatus (poet?; philosopher?; speaker?; Greek type); fourth quarter of the 1st century BC; marble; on loan from the Musée du Louvre; Ma 920; inv. no. Dep.4952 MNW
It is hard to say who the sculpture represents; however; the conventional pose; dress and the form of a scroll indicates a poet; speaker or philosopher. The theoretical possibility of identifying the statue with Seneca the Elder are now being disputed by the scientists.

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  • Title: Pseudo-Seneka; Roman copy of a head identified as a representation of Hesiod (?) placed on a statue of togatus
  • Creator: Unkown
  • Date: fourth quarter of the 1st c. BC
  • Location Created: Rome
  • Provenance: On loan from the Musée du Louvre
  • Inv. no.: Louvre MA 920; Dep.4952 NMW
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: marble

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