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Demosthenes, head fragment of a Roman copy of a portrait of a statue by Polyeuktos in Pentelic marble found in the National Garden in Athens and which stood in near the Altar of the twelve Gods in the Ancient Agora of Athens in 260 BC, in honour of the great orator - National Archeology Museum, Athens, Greece

Demosthenes, head fragment of a Roman copy of a portrait of a statue by Polyeuktos in Pentelic marble found in the National Garden in Athens and which stood in near the Altar of the twelve Gods in the Ancient Agora of Athens in 260 BC, in honour of the great orator - National Archeology Museum, Athens, Greece

NOTE: knitted brow and compression of the lips suggestive an inner struggle of a troubled mind. Demosthenes advocated resistance against Philip II of Macedonia. Also note the great similarity of this copy with another Roman copy at the British Museum in London, England.

 

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