Casts and copies: ancient and classical reproductions

Most of the objects in this exhibition were acquired by the Classics and Middle Eastern Studies departments of the University of Melbourne in the 1920s, 1930s and 1950s to enhance teaching and research.

Art Exhibition previously on at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 16 April 2011 to Sunday 16 October 2011

Plaster reproduction of a gypsum votive statue of a woman, Mesopotamia (southern Iraq) image

Published by Ian Potter Museum of Art on Friday 11 February 2011.
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Many of the certified casts were obtained from the prestigious international institutions which housed the originals, including the Louvre, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Remarkable in their own right, key works include the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, the Mesha Stele, and the Acropolis kore.

The exhibition includes significant plaster casts of Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman originals that date from the 4th millennium BCE to the 2nd century CE.