Homerus.De Aereo Capite olim penes illustriss. Comitem Arundellium, nunc in Museo Richardi Mead. M.D.
Etching, 360 x 250mm. 14¼ x 9¾". A fine impression with full margins.
Head of Homer ( 9th century BC - 8th century BC; fl.c.), epic poet; presumed author of the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey'. In profile in an oval frame, wearing a circlet; from an antique bas-relief in copper in the collection of Richard Mead and previously in the collection of the Earl of Arundel. Lettered below title with five lines of Latin quotation from Cedrenus's history describing how the head as from an ancient and celebrated statue of Homer said to have been destroyed by fire in Constantinople in the time of Emperor Justinian. After Thomas Wood.
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