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Meleager

Artist:
Antonio Gai (Italian, Venice 1686–1769 Venice)
Date:
1735
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall (wt. confirmed): 56 1/4 in., 493lb. (142.9 cm, 223.6233kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Judith M. Taubman, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.107
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 619
The Venetian Antonio Gai had an international clientele. According to a contemporary chronicle, statues by Gai of the mythological lovers Atalanta and Meleager, as well as a number of busts, were shipped to England by Joseph Smith, the noted collector and British consul in Venice.
Inscription: On front of socle: ANT.GAI.VEN.F.MDCCXXXV
Mrs. Judith M. Taubman (until 2005; to MMA)
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