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Amazon Bust Sculpture

Amazon Bust Sculpture

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13.5 Inches High x 9.25 Inches Wide x 10.5 Inches Deep

Life-size bust. According to Pliny the Elder, five sculptors competed against one another in the mid-5th century B.C.E. in hopes of winning the commission to sculpt a statue of a wounded Amazon for the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus (in modern-day Turkey). The competitors were supposedly Phidias, Polykleitos, Kresilas, Phradmon, and Kydon. It's unclear who the exact artist of this portrait is. 

Museum: New Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Time Period: Ancient Roman, 1st-2nd century C.E.

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