Aristotle according to Lysippus
Look on a face probably resembling Aristotle’s closely. The vast majority of visual representations of Aristotle in all media and genres, including cartoons and the statue on our homepage, imitate Roman marble copies of the lost original bronze statue of him made by Lysippus of Sicyon. This great artist was just a few years older than Aristotle, and, as Alexander’s personal sculptor, must have met Aristotle in the flesh. The Roman copy reproduced here (the alabaster mantle is a later addition) is now in the Museo Nazionale Romano di Palazzo Altemps.
Lysippus’ most famous pupil was Chares of Lindos, creator of the Colossus of Rhodes.