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Bust of Demosthenes
circa 1775-1780

stoneware black basalt

Currently on view at Mint Museum--RANDOLPH

Museum Purchase: Delhom Collection

This nearly life-size bust bears a scroll label identifying the subject as Demosthenes (384–322 BCE), the famed orator and statesman of ancient Athens. He is especially known for his “Philippics,” a series of nine orations delivered between 351 and 340 to warn his fellow Athenians against the encroaching power of Philip II of Macedon (382–336 BCE).

Accession Number: 1965.48.70


height: 21.25 inches
width: 10 inches

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