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Artist: Unknown was an exhibition at Kettle's Yard which brought together works of art from across the University's collections from July to September 2019.

Each object in the exhibition had an unknown maker. Why are they unknown? Is it important that we know? And how much can an object tell us about the person who made it?

 

Head of Apollo from the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos

Original: British Museum, London. Inv no. 1857,1220.264. c.350 BCE.
Cast: MOCA no.249. Purchased 1884.

 

In this podcast, Curator Dr Susanne Turner talks about how the Head of Apollo from Halikarnassos from the Museum of Classical Archaeology's collection is a hybrid object: the work of both the ancient sculptor and the nineteenth-century cast maker.

The artists or makers of the Head of Apollo are unknown twice over. We don’t know who made the original, nor who made the cast – although we can hazard a guess at the latter and scholars have certainly tried to attribute the former to one famous sculptor in particular…

 

sculpted head of apollo, head bent to one side, with hair in little knots on top of head

 

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Every cast tells two stories.
One ancient. One modern.

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The Museum will be open on 2-4pm Saturday 22 June to host We Refugees: A trail on seeking refuge in the Ancient World as part of Cambridge Refugee Arts Festival.

 

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