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Antique Italian Silver Grand Tour Hercules and Nemean Lion Group

Antique Italian Silver Grand Tour Hercules and Nemean Lion Group


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Continental: Pre 1920: Item # 1455131

Please refer to our stock # BV759 when inquiring.
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Italian grand tour cast silver sculpture, ca 1910. Hercules kneels on the body of a lion It’s the Nemean lion, a ferocious beast that could not be killed by mortals, but Hercules is the son of Zeus. A popular theme since antiquity that’s depicted here with Baroque drama: A lunging, brawny, hirsute Hercules pries open the jaws of the writhing lion. Group mounted to rectangular base with 4 monopodium corner supports. Marked. Very good condition with deep patina.

Overall dimensions: H 9 1/2 x W 8 x D 5 in. Heavy weight: 69 troy ounces. #BV759