Digital Sculpture Project: Epicurus

Catalogue Entry: Bust of Epicurus

Name: Bust of Epicurus

Provenience: Small bust in the Naples National Archaeological Museum (inv. 5465).

Provenance: Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum

Material: Bronze

Dimensions: Height 12 cm (head), 20 cm (with base)

Note: The base is inscribed with Epicurus' name in Greek.

State: The bust is well preserved.


  • M. Beard and J. Henderson, Classical Art: From Greece to Rome, 2001, figure 64.
  • G.M.A. Richter, Portraits of the Greeks, volume 2 (Phaidon: London, 1965) 196 with figures 1175–77.


F. Cepparoli, 1766 Baumeister, 1885

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