Demosthenes Bust, British Museum

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 May 2016

This head came from a Roman copy of a statue of him by Polyeuktos erected in the Athenian market-place in 280 BCE, 42 years after his death. The knitted brow and compression of the lips suggest the inner struggle of a troubled mind. (British Museum, London)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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