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English: Archelaos of Priene (signed)
Français : Archélaos de Priène (signature)
English: So-called Apotheosis of Homer
Français : Relief dit de l'Apothéose d'Homère.
English: tier: Homer seated on a throne; behind him, Oikoumene (Arsinoe III?) and Cronos (Ptolemy IV?); crouching beside the throne, the Iliad and the Odyssey; on the left of the altar, the Myth (as a child); on the right of the altar, from left to right, History, Poetry, Tragedy and Comedy, then Nature (Physis), Virtue (Arete), Memory (Mneme), Good Faith (Pistis), Wisdom (Sophia). Upper tier: Zeus; middle tiers: Muses. Probably made in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egypt.
Français : Registre inférieur : Homère assis sur un trône; derrière lui, Oikouménè (Arsinoé III ?) et kronos (Ptolémée IV ?) ; accroupis à côté du trône, l'Iliade et l'Odyssée ; à gauche de l'autel, le Mythe (enfant) ; à droite de l'autel, de gauche à droite : l'Histoire, la Poésie, la Tragédie et la Comédie, puis la Nature (Physis), la Vertu (Arétè), la Mémoire (Mnémé), la Bonne Foi (Pistis) et la Sagesse (Sophia). registre supérieur : Zeus ; registres intermédiaires : Muses. Probablement réalisé à Alexandrie.
Date between 225 and 205 BC
Medium marble
Dimensions 118 cm (46.5 in)
Main floor, Room 22: Alexander the Great & the Hellenistic world
Accession number GR. 1819.8-12.1 (Cat. Sculpture 2191)
Object history
Français : Provenance : Bovillæ, sur la Via Appia
English: From Bovillæ on the Via Appia.
Credit line Purchased from Messrs May, 1819
Source/Photographer Marie-Lan Nguyen (2011)
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