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Hercules and the Lion

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Oval base, lion semi-crouching, Hercules right hand on its curly mane, left arm bent upward.

Provenance

By 1954, in the collection of Andre Derain (b. 1880 - d. 1954), Paris; March 9-11, 1955, Derain sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 174, pl. VII. By 1957, with Dr. Otto Wertheimer (b. 1878 - d. 1972), Galerie Les Tourettes, Basel, Switzerland; 1957, sold by Wertheimer to the MFA for $2,500. (Accession date: December 1, 1957)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

German (Nuremberg), Renaissance, about 1500

Object Place

Nuremberg, Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 24.1 x 16.51 cm (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

57.602

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture