This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at email@example.com
Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Dates/Places: Roman Republic and Empire
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Creator Name: Skopas
Creator Qualifier: after
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Mediterranean
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Greek; fl. 4th cen. B.C. Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Active Place: Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Name-CRT: Skopas
Creator Dates/Places: Ancient Greece Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Name-CRT: Greek
Title: Statue of Meleager
Title Type: preferred
View: Front view
Creation Start Date: -5
Creation End Date: -4
Creation Date: Roman Period of Greece, c. 50 B.C.
Creation Place: Early Western World,Roman Republic and Empire
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: marble
Dimensions: H.: 173 cm (68-5/16 in.); Max. w.: 73.7 cm (29 in.); Max. depth: 55.2 cm (21-3/4 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1972.935
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Davidson
Subject Description: Meleager was a young hunter who led a band of men and his beloved Atalanta against a great wild boar that was ravaging the countryside of Calydon. Meleager killed the beast, but a quarrel over the spoils ensued and the youthful hero killed his mother's brothers. His mother, Althaea, proceeded to engineer her son's death by burning a branch that had been his means to immortality. This statue is an impressive, early copy of an original attributed to the sculptor Skopas that belongs to the decade before the middle of the fourth century B.C. The original was probably made in hollow-cast bronze.
Context: Roman copy of a fourth-century B.C. Greek original attributed to Skopas. During the second and first centuries B.C. the Romans conquered the cities and kingdoms that made up the Greek world; however, they promptly turned to Greece for much of their artistic inspiration. Educated Romans spoke Greek, studied with Greek scholars in Athens and Ionia, and copied Greek styles in writing, speaking, architecture, painting, and sculpture. They removed original art from the Greek world to decorate their privateand public buildings, and when demand outstripped supply, they commissioned copies of Greek originals. Sculptures with mythological references were sought because they bespoke educated and cultured Roman patrons who placed sculpture in their gardens, baths, and living rooms according to the meanings they wanted to convey.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1972.935
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.