Portrait of Aristotle

Portrait of Aristotle, 100 CE, Ancient Greece
32 cm29.5 cm

Portrait of Aristotle is an Ancient Greek Marble Sculpture created in 100 CE. It lives at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Portraits, Philosophy and Heads.

This marble portrait of the philosopher Aristotle was copied from a bronze sculpture made in the first or second century by Lysippos, who is considered to be one of the three most prolific and imitated artists of Classical Greece. If fact, so many copies were made of Lysippos's work, both by his studio of assistants and by imitators, that scholars today have a difficult time identifying which sculptures were actually made by the artist himself. Lysippos was a bit of a Grecian Jeff Koons...

Photo by MBZT, 2012

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