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Herakles

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Herakles is brandishing his club in the raised right hand, and attachments indicate that an object such as a sword or spear was held in the outstretched left hand. The Nemean Lion's skin is worn on the hero's head, forepaws being knotted around the neck and hind-paws and tail wrapped over the...

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Provenance

By 1961: Mrs. Samuel Cabot Collection; gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot to MFA, September 20, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot

Italic, Etruscan, Later Hellenistic Period, about 200 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 185.

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

61.940

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture