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A ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF HERCULES
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A ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF HERCULES

CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

Details
A ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF HERCULES
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high
Provenance
Emily Hall Tremaine (1908-1987), Connecticut, acquired 1951 or prior.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, gifted from the above, 1951 (Accession no. 1951.26.1).
Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Antiquities, Sotheby’s, New York, 10 December 1999, lot 266.
Literature
M.A. del Chiaro, Classical Art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, 1985, pp. 84-85, no. 33.
Exhibited
Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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This torso can be identified as Hercules due to the preserved portion of a knotty club (or alternatively, a cornucopia) at the hero's left arm, along with the remains of a lion-skin draped over the shoulder.

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