New York, Park Avenue
5 June 1998
A PROVINCIAL ROMAN BRONZE GROUP OF WRESTLERS
circa 2nd century a.d.
Perhaps depicting Herakles and Antaeus, the hero's left arm intertwined with that of the giant, holding him by the shoulder, his right hand perhaps originally grasping the giant's right arm; together with a Roman terracotta figure of gladiator, circa 1st Century A.D.; a Cypriot or Holy Land pottery flask, circa 1200 B.C.; and a small Etruscan black-figure amphora, circa late 6th Century B.C.
4 in. (10.8 cm.) high (4)
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For another group of Herakles and Antaeus see no. 50 in Uhlenbrock, Herakles, Passage of the Hero through 1000 Years of Classical Art.
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