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Terracotta Grand Tour Portrait Sculpture Of Homer Italian 19th Century

$ 1,500
  • Description
    Homer was an ancient Greek author and epic poet. He is the reputed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two epic poems that are the foundational works of ancient Greek literature. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time: for example, in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Virgil refers to him as "Poet sovereign", king of all poets; in the preface to his translation of the Iliad, Alexander Pope acknowledges that Homer has always been considered the "greatest of poets".
    The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Mycenaean Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the ten-year journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy.
    The Homeric epics were the greatest influence on ancient Greek culture and education; to Plato, Homer was simply the one who "has taught Greece" (??? ?????? ???????????, t?n Helláda pepaídeuken) From antiquity until the present day, the influence of Homeric epic on Western civilization has been great, inspiring many of its most famous works of literature, music, art and film.
    The Grand Tour was the principally 17th to early 19th-century custom of a traditional trip through Europe, with Italy as a key destination, undertaken by upper-class young European men of sufficient means and rank (typically accompanied by a chaperone, such as a tutor or family member) when they had come of age (about 21 years old), and The primary value of the Grand Tour lay in its exposure to the cultural legacy of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and it provided the only opportunity to view specific works of art.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: terracotta
    Styles / Movements: Old Master, Other
    Incollect Reference #: 540878
  • Dimensions
    W. 3.54 in; H. 7.87 in; D. 3.54 in;
    W. 9 cm; H. 20 cm; D. 9 cm;
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