2nd Century Roman Marble Bust of Menander, the Greek Playwright (Circa 3rd Century BCE)

100_6497Marble bust of the Greek playwright, Menander, circe 100-150 CE (“common era”).

The bust is part of the permanent collection at the Getty Museum in Malibu, Ca.

The photo above was taken in January, 2009.

The 2nd century Getty version of this bust is a Roman copy of a Greek original. The original was made shortly after Menander’s death in 291 BCE (“before the common era”) and was on display at the Theatre of Dionysus in Greece.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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