Bust of the Ludovisi Cicero

Bust of the Ludovisi Cicero

1600s or later

Marble

Overall: 67.4 x 66.4 x 25.4 cm (26 9/16 x 26 1/8 x 10 in.)

The Holden Collection 1916.1004

Description

This work is a variant on the so-called Ludovisi Cicero, a bust in the Uffizi, Florence, that was long-believed to represent the famous Roman orator, but in fact appears to represent an unknown intellectual from the late Roman Republic or early Empire. This interpretation may date as late as the 20th century, and may have been assembled from separate parts.

See also
Collection: 
Sculpture
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble
Credit line: 
The Holden Collection

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