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A modern copy of an antique bust acquired to replace Lord Burlington`s original now at Chatsworth. Herm shaped bust of the great Greek tragedian Euripides, after a Roman sculpture in the Farnese Collection (National Archaeological Museum, Naples). Inscribed with Greek letters ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΗΣ. The head has long, wavy, thinning hair that falls in defined locks around the face. It has a lined forehead and furrowed brow.
H 58.5 x W 34.5 x D 25.5 cm
in Greek on right side: Εὐριπίδης (Euripides)