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Blind Homer
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Blind Homer

Third quarter of the II century. White marble. Room 073

A Roman copy of a Hellenistic image of the poet sculpted between 150 and 125 B.C. The author of the Iliad and the Odyssey was venerated throughout Classical Antiquity. He was imagined with a variety of physiognomies by Greek artists. This portrait corresponds to the Hellenistic blind-type, which was much repeated because of its tragic expression.

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Inventory number
E000076
Author
Roman Sculptor
Title
Blind Homer
Date
Third quarter of the II century
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
White marble
Dimension
Height: 53 cm.; Width: 24 cm.; Base/bottom: 26 cm.; Weight: 36.28 Kg.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 113.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la Escultura, Imprenta y fototipia de J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 71, n.76.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 80.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las esculturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1949, pp. 98.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la Escultura, por A. Blanco, Madrid, 1957, pp. 60.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la Escultura, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1993, pp. 88-89.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Escultura clásica: guía, Fundación Marcelino Botín; Museo del Prado, Santander, 1999, pp. 90.

Las criaturas de Prometeo: esculturas clásicas del Museo del Prado, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, 2000, pp. 60.

Escriva, J., La Vista y la Vision, Ivam, Valencia, 2003.

Corona y arqueología en el Siglo de las Luces, Patrimonio Nacional, 2010, pp. 85-93.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 371.
371. Un busto de marmol de Carrara con base de lo mismo que representa a Homero. / Alto 1 pie, 4 pulg. / La base 6 pulgadas.

Inscriptions +

X
Incised. On the right side

76
Inscribed in black. Plinth

LAOBRANOTIENETRANSCRIPCIONES

Exhibitions +

La vista y la visión
Valencia
14.07.2003 - 12.10.2003

Las criaturas de Prometeo. Bajo el signo de la Fortuna. Esculturas antiguas del Museo del Prado
Santander
17.03.2000 - 23.04.2000

Bajo el signo de la fortuna. Esculturas antiguas del Museo del Prado
Salamanca
26.04.1999 - 23.05.1999

El mundo micénico
Madrid
10.01.1992 - 01.03.1992

Location +

Room 073 (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 05-01-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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