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Fragment of funerary relief: Cerberus

Cerberus faces right. He is straining at a lead that was once connected (in paint) to his three collars. He was undoubtedly being restrained by Herakles standing at the left, the imprint of his left foot remaining beside the paws on the ground area. The farthest of his three heads is well...

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By 1971: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (gift from Chantel Christou); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 320–280 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Probably from Tarentum, South Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 013.

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The Ancient World