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Inkwell with Hercules supporting a Shell

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Bronze inkwell. Crouching figure holds conch shell on right shoulder. On green marble plinth.

Provenance

By 1957, Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA; 1957, gift of Paul J. Sachs. (Accession date: October 9, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Paul J. Sachs

Hercules carrying a shell

Italian (possibly Padua), Renaissance, early 16th century

Dimensions

17.53 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.674

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture