Metropolitan Museum of Art Cast Collection
 

Description

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

Publication Date

1978

Type of Artwork

Statue

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

Disciplines

Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Sculpture

Comments

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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