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Aristotle - Teacher of Alexander the Great

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This marble bust of Aristotle - the Greek philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great - is from the Roman era and is based on a work by Lysippus (who created his bronze original in approximately 330 B.C.). 

The full bust - part of the Ludovisi Collection - is on display at Palazzo Altemps (one of the locations of the National Museum of Rome).  The image above provides a detailed version of the head portion of the marble replica. 

 


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Image online, courtesy National Museum of Rome.

 

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