16 December 2005
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A ROMAN BRONZE HERCULES BIBAX
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The hero depicted nude, standing with his weight on his right leg, his left relaxed and bent at the knee, his lionskin hanging from his left shoulder, its head on his shoulder, holding his downturned club in his lowered left hand, likely once holding a kantharos in his extended right hand, a diadem in his wavy hair, the full beard divided at the chin
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high
Said to be from England.
Lord McAlpine, West Green, England.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989 (Gods and Mortals, no. 86).
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 88-94.
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