8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE HERCLE
CIRCA 300 B.C.
Lunging forward with his left leg bent, his right leg extended behind, the heel slightly lifted, his right arm raised, once brandishing his club, the left arm extended, the skin of the Nemean lion hooded over his head, the forepaws tied at his neck then draped over his forearm, his left hand holding a bundle, possibly arrows, the hero's musculature finely delineated
4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1981.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
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