Portrait of Eudoxus
26.5 x 25 cm
Eudoxos of Knidos, the famous astronomer, is represented with a long beard, wearing a mantle and holding a parchment scroll in his left hand – the usual attributes of intellectuals. The relief was found in Rome, together with two other pieces from the series. We do not know if they arrived there as war-booty, or were made by a Greek artist working in Rome.
Marble analyses conducted by Danielle Decrouez (Geneva, Museum of Natural History) and Karl Ramseyer (University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences) have shown that the relief was made of Pentelic marble. Click here for the detailed results.