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The hero Meleager


Parian marble, Roman version of a

Greek original of about 340-330BC


This head belongs to a well-known type of statue, identified as Meleager, the ancient Greek hero who took part in the hunt for the Celedonian boar Full-Length versions that survive show the hero standing with his hunting dog, spear and the boar's head. These features may have been Roman additions. The lost original statue has been associated with the mid - 4th century BC sculptor Skopas, but there is no literary evidence to support such an attribution. GR 1906,1 - 17,1

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