Commissioned for the Royal Buildings in 1703 and installed in 1706 near to the royal pavillion of the Chateau de Marly, framing the cascade of its river. It is a life size marble sculpture by Nicolas Coustou (Lyon, 1658 - Paris, 1733) depicting Meleager. In Greek mythology, Meleager was a hero venerated in his temenos at Calydon in Aetolia. He was already famed as the host of the Calydonian boar hunt in theepic tradition that was reworked by Homer.
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