BG / EN
Home » News » News » Bronze portrait head of Seuthes III in the “Power and pathos: Bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic world” exhibition
Bronze portrait head of Seuthes III in the “Power and pathos: Bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic world” exhibition

24.11.2015
From 28 July to 1 November 2015, the bronze portrait head of Seuthes III, one of the most emblematic artifacts in the National Archaeological Museum, took part in the “Power and pathos: Bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic world” exhibition at J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA.

The exhibition brought together 50 magnificent bronze statues of the Hellenistic period, including some of the most famous masterpieces of the ancient bronze sculpture: Alexander the Great from Herculaneum, the Brindisi statue, Heracles (Roman copy of Greek original by Lysippus), Athena from Arezzo, “Orator”, “Dancing Satyr”, Apollo of Piombino, etc.

The exhibits presented are in possession of the world’s largest museums: the Louvre (Paris), the British Museum (London), Prado (Madrid), Palazzo Massimo (Rome), Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, and many others. The bronze portrait head of Seuthes III occupied a significant place in this unique “collection”.
 
On 18 November 2015 the artifact was returned to the National Archaeological Museum in Sofia and can be seen again in the Vault Hall of the Museum.