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The Reaper is a full body, one-metre-high, marble sculpture, which depicts a young boy in the nude, reaping grain.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1870 Construction of the model by Dimitris Filippotis (1829-1919) - won the first prize of the Academy of Rome.

    1873 It was exhibited in marble in the World Art Exhibition in Vienna.

    1875 Was exhibited during the Olympia III winning the silver prize, second class.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The “Reaper” is a full body one-metre-high marble sculpture. It depicts a young boy in the nude, reaping grain. The theme of the sculpture refers to a rural setting. The naked form in combination with the relatively expressionless face, lend the composition a neoclassical tone, while the boy’s posture and the curvature enhance the feeling of motion.

What I can't see

One of the sculpture’s multiple copies was included in the World Exhibition in Paris (1878). The remaining ones were purchased by individuals, with one currently exhibited in the KAT hospital compound. The plaster model is in the Museum of Tinian Artists of Tinos.


  • Address: Zappeion Garden


Antonopoulou Z., (2007), Η νεότερη γλυπτική στον κήπο του Ζαππείου, παρελθόν, παρόν και μέλλον, [Modern sculpture in Zappeion Garden, past, present and future], in Monumenta,,

Last visit 24/1/2013


Antonopoulou Z., (2003), Τα γλυπτά της Αθήνας, Υπαίθρια Γλυπτική1834-2004 [The sculptures of Athens, Outdoor sculpting 1834-2004], Potamos


Papadaki E., (d.u.), 60 μορφές στο φως, [60 forms at light] Realmedia, in, 

Last visit 24/1/2013