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Relief with Athena, Herakles and a battle

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Minerva stands at the left, a spear in her right hand, a shield on her left arm. At her left, Hercules, facing front, his club in his left hand, places a wreath on his head with his right hand. In the scene of combat, a second Heracles raises a club in his right hand to strike a kneeling figure...

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Provenance

By 1995: with Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1 (Antiquities auction, July 6, 1995, lot 95); purchased at the Sotheby's auction by Jerome M. Eisenberg; gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, May 22, 1996

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg in honor of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, Trajanic or Hadrianic, A.D. 98–138

Dimensions

Height: 0.25 m. length: 0.60 m.

Accession Number

1996.90

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mount Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture