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Infant Hercules wrestling with the serpents

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Infant Hercules half-kneeling, leaning backwards; right arm crushing coiled serpent to ground; left arm raised strangling writhing serpent. Curly-haired, open-mouthed expression, modeled body.

Provenance

1968, Ildebrando Bossi, Genoa; 1968, sold by Bossi to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 11, 1968)

Credit Line

The John Goelet Decorative Arts Special Fund

Italian, Renaissance, around 1600

Object Place

Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 21.6 x 13.3 x 12.4 cm (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.617

Medium or Technique

Metal, bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture