In this lesson, students will learn about the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio. They will see the appearance of these numbers in art, architecture, and nature.
Greece, Greco-Roman Period, Roman Empire
marble, Overall: 39.00 x 22.00 x 22.60 cm (15 5/16 x 8 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1966.20
This highly individual portrait obviously was made for a man of considerable importance. Probably it represents the man who was the first governor or Egypt under Augustus and who soon fell into disgrace and exile. The head is a complete unit as it stands and apparently was made to be inserted into a body and attributes of other materials. It still retains traces of red paint.
CMA, 10 September-16 October 1966, Golden Anniversary Acquisitions, cat.: CMA Bulletin 53, no. 7 (September 1966), no. 5, illus. p. 185
Das Stadel/Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (11/26/2005 - 2/26/2006): "Egypt-Greece-Rome"