Gold Framed Wall Art German 12x13 inch Antique Drawing Calligraphy Sophocles Quote
Gold Framed Wall Art German 12x13 inch Antique Drawing Calligraphy Sophocles Quote.
This is a 7 inch tall by 8.25 inch wide Sophocles Quote written in German during the 1800s (19th Century) using pen and ink on paper.
This fine artwork is matted and in a gilded gold leaf picture frame measuring 12.25 inches tall by 13.5 inches wide overall.
Translated the writing reads:
"In the Peloponnesian war, some Athenian generals once held a council of war.
The poet Sophocles, one of these generals, was first asked for his opinion of Nicias, the most distinguished among them, because he was the oldest."
"Sophocles replied: I am the oldest in years, but you are the oldest in merit and prestige."
The frame is structurally sound with no major damage or wear. There are minimal, age appropriate signs of wear and superficial scuffs.
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