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Ancient Greece

Head of Plato

Head of Plato, Ancient Greece
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Head of Plato is an Ancient Greek Marble Sculpture created in 370 BCE. It lives at the Glyptothek Museum in Germany. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Sculpture and Heads. Source

This head of Plato is copy after a sculpture by the Greek sculptor, Silanion. In c. 370 BCE, Silanion was commissioned by the Persian general Mithridates to create the idealized portrait for the Academy of Athens.

Further reading atwikipedia.org: Silanion
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