Standing Portrait Of Demosthenes

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Forty-two years after the unprecedented and tragic death of Demosthenes in Poseidon’s temple on the island of Calauria, the Athenians erected a bronze statue in his honor. The original however has been lost and the statue that we now is a later copy. The standing portrait of Demosthenes is a marble statue from the early Hellenistic period that is currently on display as part of the collection at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The statue is appropriately 2.02 m high, and is slightly larger than life-size. It is estimated that the original location of this portrait is Campania, where it was discovered in the 18th century. Like the original, this statue is a standing figure, and Demosthenes is shown with clasped hands.
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