Florian Stilp

Classical Archaeology, Paris
Fellowship: 01.09.2015–31.08.2016



  • 1993–2004 Studies in Classical Archaeology, Art History and Ancient History in Freiburg im Breisgau, Rome, Paris, Athens and Oxford
  • 2004–2005 Grant of the Ville de Paris
  • 2005–2006 Reisestipendium of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI)
  • 2006–2008 Researcher at Heidelberg University
  • 2008–2011 Lecturer at the University of Montpellier
  • 2011–2013 Researcher at the German Center for the History of Art (DFK), Paris
  • 2013–2015 Researcher at the Cluster of Excellence (labex) »Pasts in the Present: history, heritage, memory,« Paris – Nanterre


Fields of Research

  • Greek and Roman art and its viewers
  • Reception of antique art and architecture



Project outline

The reception of Roman portraiture in French sculpture (16th to 19th cent.)


My Morphomata research project is concerned with the exploration of the stylistic as well as iconographical references to Roman portraiture made by modern French portrait sculptors (16th to 19th cent.). This phenomenon does not only appear in representations of contemporaries, but also in those of persons of the past. These receptions of antique forms seem to be related to different intentions. To grasp them better, my project intends to assemble a representative number of works permitting various contextualizations. These will be obtained by analyzing all types of information available (especially literary sources related to the commission, the places of exhibition, the remarks of contemporaries, and the biography of the represented person). Due to these ambitious contextualizations, the examination of French portraits inspired by antique forms promises new insights in the afterlife of Roman portraiture.


Publications (Selection)


  • L’arc d’Orange. Origine et Nachleben, Les Belles Lettres, Paris, forthcoming.
  • Die Jacobsthal-Reliefs. Konturierte Tonreliefs aus dem Griechenland der Frühklassik. Rivista di Archeologia Suppl. 29, G. Bretschneider, Rome 2006.
  • Mariage et Suovetaurilia. Etude sur le soi-disant »Autel de Domitius Ahenobarbus«. Rivista di Archeologia Suppl. 26, G. Bretschneider, Rome 2001.



  • »Scylla l’ambivalente«, Revue archéologique 1/2011, p. 3–26.
  • »Odysseus und Penelope – Zwei wiederentdeckte Campanareliefs im Cabinet des Médailles«, in: Th. Ganschow – M. Steinhart (ed.), Otium. Festschrift Volker Michael Strocka, Remshagen-Grunbach 2005, p. 367–374.