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Eirene and Ploutos

Peace and Wealth, shown as mother and child. Pausanias, the Greek travel writer of the second century CE, wrote about a sculptor called Kephisodotos who made a sculpture of “Peace holding the child Wealth in her arms” for the Athenians. It was made of bronze and stood in the Agora. This is a Roman copy, and the child’s head may not belong. The original was probably created to coincide with the foundation of a cult of Eirene in 374 BCE, when peace was made with Sparta, or in 371 BCE when a peace was signed between all Greeks

Number: 
220
Material: 
Marble
Location of Original: 

Munich Glyptothek 219

Size: 
1.99m
Accession: 

Purchased in 1884 from Geiler of Munich

References: 

Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 224 (n.1), pl. 83.1
Walston: Catalogue of Casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology (1889), 69, no.320
Richter: Sculpture & Sculptors of the Greeks (1950), fig.659
Picard: Archéologie Grècque; Sculpture III (1948), 85, fig.21, pl. 1
Picard: Archéologie Grècque; Sculpture III (1948), 90, fig.2 (copy in New York)
Furtwängler: Catalogue of the Munich Museum, 206-
Reporter: 19 June 1885, 893, no.289
Richter: Sculpture & Sculptors of the Greeks (1950), fig.660 (Copy in New York)
Hermann: Catalogue of the Dresden Museum, 33, no.107 (Copy of Ploutos in Dresden)
Richter: Sculpture & Sculptors of the Greeks (1950), fig.663 (Copy of Ploutos in Dresden)

Date: 
Roman. Original: c.375-350 BCE
Sculptor: 
Of original: Kephisodotos
Provenance: 

Formerly in the Villa Albani, then Paris

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