Bust of Greek Philosopher Plato. A 2nd century AD Roman sculpture in marble. In 423-348 BC Greek sculptor Silanion created a bronze bust of Plato to adorn the gardens of the Acadamy in Athens, at the request of Persia Mithridite, according to Diogenes Laertius (De Vitis Philosophorum III, 25 citing Memorabilia Favorinus ). This Roman copy of the Greek original can be identified by the la two letters of “Plato” inscribed on it. Inv MR 415 (or Ma 2654), The Louvre Mueum, Paris.
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