A slightly under-life-size portrait head of Ptolemy III in Parian marble (Fig.
The acrolithic technique of Ptolemy's portrait was employed in a nearly contemporary colossal bearded head of Herakles, about half a meter high and also in Parian marble, now in the Sparta Museum (Fig.
Two examples, also in Parian marble, may be associated with Ptolemaic ruler portraits and dated to the reign of Ptolemy III: a posthumous head of Ptolemy I Soter, now in Copenhagen, (62) and a head, probably of Berenike II, from the Athenian Agora.
(44.) On Late Archaic sculpture in Parian marble from Lakonia, see Palagia 1993.
In the centre (of the temple) stands the goddess, formed of Parian marble
- a half-suppressed smile is on her mouth.
By contrast, the Parian Marble places the takeover in the archon year of Apollodorus, therefore, after midsummer 319 and in the same entry as that recording Antipater's death.(9) However, the credentials of the Parian Marble as a chronographic source have been scrutinised in recent years, and found less than universally reliable.(10) As I will demonstrate, in this case it is again deficient.
Firstly, the inevitable historiographical conclusion: the chronology of the Parian Marble is again faulty, and in this case, nothing can resuscitate it.
52; Parian Marble, FGrH 239 F B12; Pausanias 1.6.4.
74, (hereafter, Bosworth 1992b), provides decisive comment on the veracity of the Parian marble, contra R.
Formerly in the celebrated collection of the dealer Felix Bienamine Feuardent (1819-1907), this exceptionally fine Parian marble
Archaic Greek fragment was purchased by the Louvre for 2.45 [euro] million after the Minister of Culture imposed an export ban the day before its sale by Feuardent's heirs at Drouot in the autumn.