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Etruscan Bronze Sculpture of Herakles - FZ.329
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 600 BC to 400 BC

Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze

Location: United States
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Herakles, the youthful hero god, stands before us in majestic splendor. At one time his hand held a club. His left arm is draped with the skin of the Nemean lion, and his hand once held the apple of the Hesperides. A work of this enormous vigor and regal beauty almost certainly imitates a larger statue, perhaps a cult image at some famous temple site. The relatively small size of the god in no way diminishes his aura of divinity. - (FZ.329)


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