Portrait Sculpture

by Evelyn B. Harrison

Athenian Agora I
128 pp, 49 pls
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-201-9
Publication Date: Nov 1953
Status: Out of Print


Presented in catalogue form are 64 portrait heads, headless torsos, and fragments (of both categories) ranging in date from the first half of the 1st century B. C. to the 5th century A. D. The catalogue is preceded by an introduction dealing with finding-places, material, forms of portraits, and subjects. Special emphasis is placed on stylistic criteria for dating each work, and the more interesting examples are discussed in some detail. There are not many great works of art illustrated, but many interesting types. As the author says in her introduction, "the Agora portraits interest us, not because they are unique, but because they are representative."