Eine "Homerische Gruppe" in den Horti Sallustiani?

Grawehr, Matthias and Ramadan, Jamal and Hijazi Majd, . (2010) Eine "Homerische Gruppe" in den Horti Sallustiani? Antike Kunst, Jg. 53, S. 88–93.

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A sculptural fragment cemented in the wall of the large loggia of the Swiss Institute in Rome was presumably found in the region of the horti Sallustiani. It comes from a statue of unusual type. The arm is strongly bent at the elbow and wrist; most likely, it belonged to a combatant unsheating his sword. In style and subject, the sculpture can be connected with the so-called "Homeric Groups" that were very popular in the Late Hellenistic period and often used to decorate Roman villas. Pompeian frescos show Achilles fighting Agamemnon in a similar stance; on sarcophagi we find a related figure in Diomedes discovering Achilles on Skyros. It is unclear whether the fragment belongs to an original, Late Hellenistic creation or to a Roman copy.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Fachbereich Klassische Archäologie > Klassische Archäologie (Guggisberg)
UniBasel Contributors:Grawehr Sommerer, Matthias
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Vereinigung der Freunde Antike Kunst
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:11 Oct 2012 15:31
Deposited On:11 Oct 2012 15:16

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