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Posted: October 7, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Barberini faun
Barberini Faun found a home last week in a

College Hall alcove. The statue is one of a

number of plaster casts on long-term loan to

the university from the Metropolitan Museum

of Art. The original marble statue, which is

located in Munich, Germany, was unearthed in

Rome in 1620 and named Barberini for the

family of Pope Urban VIII. The cast was made

between 1880 and 1900. Under the

supervision of Mathy Professor of Art

History Carol Mattusch, the cast was cleaned

by art history major Ellen Layman and is

being repaired by Art and Visual Technology

student Nick Zhiku.
Photo by Carol Mattusch

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