Metropolitan Museum of Art Cast Collection


A plaster cast of Group known as Orestes and Electra by sculptor Menelaos. The original is at the National Roman Museum in Rome, Italy.

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Time Period/Geographical Region

Ancient Greece

Height (cm/in)

193.04 cm / 76 in

Width (cm/in)

137.16 cm / 54 in

Depth (cm/in)

73.66 cm / 29 in


Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Sculpture


Orestes and Electra were the children of Agamemnon from Greek mythology. They stand before the tomb of their father and are in mourning. A stele behind Orestes identifies the sculptor, the inscription reads: 'Menelaos student of Stephanos made this'. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE.



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Group known as Orestes and Elektra


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