Old Centaur and Young Centaur

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OLD CENTAUR AND YOUNG CENTAUR
Ancient Greek Reproductions
Purchased in 1927

Centaurs are creatures of Greek mythology. Often, they are portrayed as untamed, wild beasts, but in other myths, Centaurs can be wise, honorable teachers. These examples, purchased in 1927 by Cranbrook founder George Booth, are contemporary bronze reproductions of Roman marble statues from the villa Hadrian, now in the Capitoline Museum, Rome, created by Artisteas and Papias (known for copying Greek statues).