The plaquette depicts Meleager on horseback hunting the Calydonian Boar. Other versions are in the Bode Museum, Berlin, the Louvre, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the figure of Meleager has been derived from an antique sarcophagus relief. This work is an aftercast, possibly from the seventeenth century.
Catalogue entry from: Frits Scholten. The Robert Lehman Collection. European Sculpture and Metalwork, Vol. XII. Frits Scholten, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2011, p. 170.