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Western sculpture (winter 2011/2) is ancient Greek (upper and lower left) and Roman (lower right), largely from the Sculpture Research Archive in the University of Cologne, with some from Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, and plaster casts from the Ashmolean Museum. New data providers will broaden the range.

Greek originals, which have not survived in large numbers, were reproduced in antiquity by the Romans in stone and metal. They also created their own distinctive sculpture (lower right). Exact copies were made in plaster from Greek and Roman sculpture from the Renaissance.