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MetCollects—Episode 12: Luke Syson on Pedro de Mena's Polychrome Sculptures

"Can art be too real?" Luke Syson on Pedro de Mena's polychrome sculptures

Pedro de Mena (Spanish, 1628–1688). Ecce Homo and Mater Dolorosa, ca. 1674–85. Partial-gilt polychrome wood. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, Mary Trumbell Adams Fund, and Gift of Dr. Mortimer D. Sackler, Theresa Sackler and Family, 2014 (2014.275.1, .2)

MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art recently acquired by the Met through gifts and purchases. Discover a new work each month.

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Director: Christopher Noey
Producer and Editor: Sarah Cowan
Camera: Sarah Cowan, Jessica Glass
Music: Austin Fisher