The Hellenistic Prince (Detail)

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 30 April 2013
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The head of the 2nd century BCE bronze statue known as 'The Hellenistic Prince'. The statue perhaps represents Attalus II, king of Pergamon. The head may also be a portrait of an unknown wealthy Roman, eager to appear as a Hellenistic prince. The work is influenced by the 4th century BCE sculpture of Lysippus and is one of the very rare examples of bronze Hellenistic sculpture. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome).

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, April 30). The Hellenistic Prince (Detail). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1158/the-hellenistic-prince-detail/

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Hellenistic Prince (Detail)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 30, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1158/the-hellenistic-prince-detail/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Hellenistic Prince (Detail)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Apr 2013. Web. 19 Jun 2021.