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Posted on 05/09/2009


Photo taken on July  1, 2008



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Bust of Menander in the Getty Villa, July 2008

Bust of Menander in the Getty Villa, July 2008
Bust of Menander
Roman, 100-150 AD
Marble

Inventory # 71.AA.120

Comedies by the Greek playwright Menander (342-291 BC) continued to be popular well into Roman times. This portrait bust was modeled after a Greek bronze sculpted by Kephisodotos the Younger and his brother Timarchos (both active 340-290 BC). Shortly after Menander's death the original statue was erected in the Theater of Dionysos in Athens as a commemorative monument.

Text from the Getty Villa museum label.

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