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The image features a plaster cast of a man with curly hair looking off to the side. He has cloth wrapped around his neck and down around one of his arms, flaring off to the side. He is nude except for a leaf.

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Meleager of Scopas

Artist: Scopas (active mid-4th century BCE – ) Primary
Date: ca. 350 BCE
4th Century BCE
Object Type: Plaster Cast
Creation Place: Europe, Greece
Medium and Support: Plaster cast after marble copy of bronze original
Credit Line: Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Accession Number: L1991.18
This work is not currently on view

This work is a cast taken from a Roman marble statue in the Museo Pio-Clementino in Rome, which was based on an original Greek bronze sculpture.


Catalogue of the Collection of Casts. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1910, 104, #722


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