Saturday, April 18, 2009


GanymedePortrait of Ganymede. The antique head comes from a group representing the abduction of Ganymede by Zeus, a statuary type known by several copies of the entire group and by separate heads, like this one. Naked bust and pedestal are modern additions. Ganymede's pose reproduces (and reverses) that of the statue of Paris by Greek 4th century BC sculptor Euphranor (cf. Louvre Ma 4708). Roman artwork of the Imperial Era (2nd century CE), found in 1784 near the tomb of Cecilia Metella (south of Rome). Pentelic marble.

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Dimensions: H. 56 cm (22 in.) Credit line: Collections of the Capitoline Museum; seized by the French, 1798. Accession number: Ma 535. Location: Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities, Sully, ground floor, room 10. Source, Photographer: Jastrow (2006)

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