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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 230

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE HERCLE

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE HERCLE
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    The hero depicted nude, standing with his weight on his straightened right leg, his left leg advanced, the knee bent, his right arm raised and bent acutely at the elbow, originally holding his club through a perforation in the hand, his left arm lowered and extended forward, his lionskin draped over his forearm, another attribute gripped in his left hand, his cap-like hair a series of vertical ridges
    4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner's grandparents, 1950s-1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANTIQUITIES FROM THE COLLECTION OF FEDERICO CASTELLUCCIO