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Etruscan bronze figure of Herakles, late 4th-3rd century BC

Etruscan bronze figure of Herakles, late 4th-3rd century BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1312454
Ostracon Ancient Art
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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Zurich, Switzerland

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 $1,800.00 
Herakles standing in an appealing contrapost with his weight on the right leg. The hero is naked except for a lion skin covering his head, the shoulders and wrapped around the left forearm. The lion’s paws knotted at the chest.
The missing right hand holding the club, the outstretched arm with remains of a bow.
Early Hellenistic example with classical reminiscences. Related to the so-called Trieste Group.
Bronze
Etruscan, late 4th/3rd century BC
H. 10.9 cm (4.3 in)
H. with stand 17.8 cm (7 in)
Both feet and right fist missing. Mineralized pale green patina, with darker areas.
The lion skin with carefully incised fur.
Swiss art market (data to the buyer)

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