• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 56

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF HERAKLES

    CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF HERAKLES
    CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
    The nude hero with lionskin draped over his raised left arm; and another bronze figure of Herakles, similiar, with lionskin draped across extended left arm, circa 3rd Century B.C., both mounted
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) and 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    American private collection; acquired from Faustus Ancient Art Ltd, London, 1990 (item one); and from Christie's London, 1980s (item two).