Antisthenes

Antistene
Author: 

Cavaceppi studium

Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
End of 18th century
Material and technique: 
Plaster
Origin: 
unknown
Inventory: 
Collection: 

This head is unquestionably a copy of the herm of the Cynic Antisthenes (fifth–fourth c. BC) and was the work of the Cavaceppi workshop.
The frowning face, covered with a beard, moustache and hair in thick locks, is taken from the iconography typical of the individual.
The original statue, made by Phyromachos in the late second century BC, had curlier hair, and a more bitter and elderly expression on the face. In the Torlonia copy, the thin face, shorter beard and more tousled curls give Antistene a younger appearance.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Secondo vestibolo

The room next to the entrance is symmetrical to the one on the left side and very similar in appearance: it is lined with stucco marble in imitation of ancient yellow marble and has a coffered ceiling decorated with stucco rosettes and acanthus leaves.

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