Title Once Again about the Statue of the Philosopher from the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum
Author email ekaterina_tri@mail.ru
About author Trifonova, Ekaterina Yu. St. Petersburg State University, graduate / The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, researcher.
In the section Art of the Ancient World
Year 2013 Volume 3 Pages 9298
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.027.1 Index BBK 85.03

 The article presents an attempt to reattribute the marble statue held by The State Hermitage Museum. The statue is now known as «The seated philosopher» (inv. А 493) and was ambiguously dated in precedent literature. Judging upon the study of its preservation the author acknowledged the statue to be a pasticcio, consisting of several parts (head, torso, shoes, chair), executed in different styles, and made of various types of marble. The stylistic analysis of the statue gives a reason to suppose that the clothes and the upper part of the torso originate from Asia Minor, revealing though some Praxitelean influence, while the whole sculpture in its present condition seems to be accomplished in the 19th c.

Reference Trifonova, Ekaterina Yu. Once Again about the Statue of the Philosopher from the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 3. Eds: Svetlana V. Maltseva, Ekaterina Yu. Stanyukovich-Denisova. St. Petersburg, NP-Print Publ., 2013, pp. 92–98. ISSN 2312-2129.
Publication Article language russian
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