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LaurieAnnie

Posted on 05/09/2009


Photo taken on July  1, 2008



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Bronze Bust of Menander in the Getty Villa, June 2008

Bronze Bust of Menander in the Getty Villa, June 2008
Bust of Menander
Roman, 1-25 AD
Bronze

Inventory # 77.AB.108

More than sixty portraits of the Greek comic playwright Menander (342-291 BC) have survived. All are based on a Greek bronze original sculpted by Kephisodotos the Younger and his brother Timarchos (both active 340-290 BC). The identity of these portraits was debated until the Greek inscription (Menander) on the base of this small bust was deciphered and proven to be ancient.

Text from the Getty Villa museum label.

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