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Greek Sculpture

Estelle M. Hurll

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Nemesis. In the Vatican Gallery, Rome.

8. The Faun of Praxiteles. A copy of the original statue by Praxiteles, which was in the street of the Tripods, Athens. In the Capitol Museum, Rome.

9. Sophocles. Referred to by Collignon as a faithful copy of the bronze statue raised by Lycurgus. Found at Terracina in 1838, and now in the Lateran Museum, Rome.

10. Ares Seated. Considered by Furtwängler and others a copy on a reduced scale of a colossal statue by Scopas. The little god Eros is the copyist's addition. Found in the portico of Octavia, and restored by Bernini. Now in the Ludovisi Villa, Rome.

11. Head of the Olympian Hermes. An undisputed original work of Praxiteles, dating from the middle of the 4th century B. C. It was in the Heræum (or Temple of Hera) at Olympia, and was discovered by German excavators, May 8, 1877. Now in the museum at Olympia, Greece. [Pg xiv]

12. The Discobolus, a copy from an original by Myro. . . Read More

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This 57-page book gives information about some of the most famous sculptures made during the 5 eras of ancient Greek art, giving background of the person or god depicted, along with appropriate poetry both ancient and modern. There is also a description of the layou