4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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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Acquired by the current owner's grandparents, 1950s-1970s.
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