Acephalous statuette of Crysippus

    • Provenienza:
      Rome, Esquilino
    • Data:
      Claudian Age
    • Materiali:
      Pentelic marble
    • Dimensioni:
      height 55 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Rome, Musei Capitolini
    • Inventario:
      inv. MC 1635
  • Acephalous statuette of Crysippus

This is a statuette of an elderly figure sitting on a high-backed chair with feline feet. A simple cloak falls from his shoulders to midway down his legs and he is wearing sandals on his feet. The detail of the left hand closed in a fist and the right originally outstretched ensures its positive identification as Crysippus (281/277-208/204 BC), the Stoic philosopher from Soli in Cilicia.