Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bust of Aristotle by Lysippus

Aristoteles by Lysippus in Rome (copy)
Greece Stamp issued 1978
This marble bust of Aristotle - the Greek philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great - is from the Roman era and is based on a work by Lysippus (who created his bronze original in approximately 330 B.C.).  The stamp was issued to commemorate the 2,300th Anniversary of Aristotle's death, who lived from 384 to 322 BC.  Lysippus was a prolific sculptor who is considered to be one of the three greatest sculptors of the Greek Classical era, bringing transition into the Hellenistic period.

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