Fogg Meleager, frontal view

Collection: Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museums
Title: Fogg Meleager
Summary: Torso and head of Meleager
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Original/copies
Style: Late Classical
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Copy variant
Original: Skopas' Meleager
Date: ca. 100 BC
Dimensions: H. 1.17 to 1.23 m
Scale: Life-size
Period: Graeco-Roman


Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: The head has been rejoined to the torso, which retains shoulders and upper thighs, as well as part of a strut on the left hip. The nose is broken off at the end, as are the genitals, and some losses and scratches on the chest are evident.

Material Description: 'Parian' (according to museum)

Collection History: Bequest of Mrs. K.G.T. Webster

Sources Used: Boardman 1995, 76, fig. 80; K.A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums. A Guide to the Collections (New York 1985) 107, no. 119

Other Bibliography: S. Lattimore, "Meleager: New Replicas, Old Problems," OpRom 9 (1973) 157-66; G.M.A. Hanfmann and J.G. Pedley, "The Statue of Meleager," AntPl 3 (1964) 61-65