In collaboration with Prof. Andrew Stewart, the Digital Sculpture Project has taken state models of the Tyrannicides by Kritios and Nesiotes (based on the Roman copies in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples [inv. nos. 6009, 6010]) and used them as points of departure for three hypotheses of restoration reflecting how the statues may have been displayed in the Agora of Athens after the return of Antenor's earlier version after Alexander captured Susa in 330 BCE.

The state models were made photogrammetrically on the basis of casts of the statues in the Museo dell'Arte Classica, Sapienza University Rome (inventory no. 161). We thank Director Marcello Barbanera for permission to shoot the photographs needed to make the 3D models. The Sapienza casts incorporate the physical restorations made by G.Q. Giglioli, G. Mecco, and G. Marelli. For details, see Maria Luisa Morricone, Il Museo dei Gessi dell'Università di Roma (Rome 1983) 7-9.

The hypotheses of restoration are discussed in this article:

Andrew Stewart, Bernard Frischer, Mohammed Abdelaziz. 2022. "Fear and Loathing in the Hellenistic Agora. Antenor's Tyrannicides Return." Hesperia 91, forthcoming.

State Models

Hypotheses of Restoration
(1) Four-step model, after Baltes’ reconstruction* (forthcoming)
(2)Three-step model, both groups, wedge-shaped arrangement (forthcoming)
(3) Orthostate model, both groups, wedge-shaped arrangement (forthcoming)

*E. Baltes. 2020. “A Monumental Stepped Statue Base in the Athenian Agora,” Hesperia 89:339-377.

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