British Museum - Room 23: Greek and Roman sculpture

British Museum - Room 23: Greek and Roman sculpture Many of the sculptures on display in Room 23 are Roman versions of Greek originals. 1st century BC – 2nd century AD Rome’s conquest of Greece by the first century BC, subjected Roman artistic taste to the influence of Greek style.

Roman copies often provide useful information on the appearance of ancient bronze sculptures that no longer exist. One such marble statue on display in Room 23 may have been inspired by the famous lost Greek bronze of a 'diadoumenos' (athlete binding a victory ribbon around his head), originally created by the sculptor Polykleitos in the fifth century BC.

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1st century BC – 2nd century AD

Rome’s conquest of Greece by the first century BC, subjected Roman artistic taste to the influence of Greek style. Many of the sculptures on display in Room 23 are Roman versions of Greek originals.

Roman copies often provide useful information on the appearance of ancient bronze sculptures that no longer exist.

One such marble statue on display in Room 23 may have been inspired by the famous lost Greek bronze of a 'diadoumenos' (athlete binding a victory ribbon around his head), originally created by the sculptor Polykleitos in the fifth century BC.

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British Museum - Room 23: Greek and Roman sculpture's cover photo

Some of the finest remaining sculptures from Ancient Greece and Rome
02/12/2016

Some of the finest remaining sculptures from Ancient Greece and Rome

British Museum - Room 23: Greek and Roman sculpture
02/12/2016

British Museum - Room 23: Greek and Roman sculpture

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