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Hercules and the Erymanthian Boar

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Hercules carrying the Boar with its head facing backwards, steadying its weight with his right hand on its hind hoof, while his left hand rests on his hip.


Duke Gaetano Saraceni, Rome. Duc de Talleyrand (perhaps Napoleon Louis von Sagan de Talleyrand Perigord, b. 1811 - d. 1898), Paris. 1966, Renato Bacchi, Milan; 1966, sold by Bacchi to Leopold Blumka and Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York; about 1966/1967, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to William Appleton Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1993, bequest of William Appleton Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993)

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge

Italian (Florence), mid-17th century

Object Place

Florence, Italy


Overall: 74.2 cm (29 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze