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I have another photo of this ancient bust somewhere, but I think it's a detail shot. This famous statue, discovered in the 16th century and widely known as the Capitoline Brutus, is housed in the Capitoline museum in Rome. We don't really know if it's accurate, but some assert that the portrait is actually that of Lucius Junius Brutus, the founder of the Roman Republic, ancestor to the Brutus who was a chief conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar. It dates to around 300 BC, so it's quite early. It's made of bronze, and is embellished with inlaid ivory and glass eyes, which is somewhat unique. The statue was probably either a full-standing or possibly an equestrian one originally, but only the head survives, as bronze sculptures were often recycled upon discovery. It's one of the more famous pieces in the Capitoline collection, and it never ceases to amaze me that we can still look across the millennia to look into the faces of people who have lived thousands of years before. How many of these wonderous works must have existed, and how many we have lost. I wonder what remnants of our civilization will endure for nearly two thousand years... since most of it is made of plastic, probably not much.

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  • Copyright: Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 86 W: 78 N: 927] (1717)
  • Genre: Ludzie
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-00
  • Categories: Sztuka
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  • Date Submitted: 2019-08-29 21:40
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