Statue of Meleager

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 30 October 2019

This much-amended statue of the mythical hunter Meleager goes back to a Greek bronze sculpture from around 340-330 BCE. It was the only sculptural decoration in a hall with galleries that overlooked the sea. Its privileged placement and the fact that it was restored in Antiquity evidence the high regard it received. Marble. From the Villa of Ulpian near Civitavecchia, Italy; acquired in 1841 CE. Roman copy, 1st century CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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