December 2, 2009

The Old Fisherman

     The "Old Fisherman" can be seen in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
     One of the early finds from Aphrodisias (an important Roman-period archaeological digs, located in Turkey) is this torso known as the “Old Fisherman”, a common Hellenistic statue type, that was found in 1904 in the Baths of Hadrian.   
      In 1989, during excavations in the Portico of Tiberius a head was found that Kenan Erim, the site’s excavator, suggested would fit the torso. And sure enough, in 1991 a cast of the torso proved to fit the head in Aphrodisias perfectly.

0 comentarii:

Post a Comment

My most popular images for sale at Shutterstock:


George Cleminte Photography © 2008.

Free Blog CounterKOMPERDELL