Figure of Hercle with lion skin - ROM2010_11485_23


Figure of Hercle with lion skin

Medium:Cast bronze
Geography: From Orvieto, Italy
Date: about 300-200 BC
Period: Etruscan
14.1 x 9.3 x 3.2 cm
Object number: 928.43.4
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria
DescriptionHerakles, the most popular of the Greek heroes was known in Etruria as Hercle. He was wholeheartedly adopted by the Etruscans and is frequently seen on engraved mirrors, bronze statuettes and architectural terracottas. His labours were a favourite theme for Etruscan artists. Hercle is usually recognized, as in Greek art, by his lion-skin and club (now missing).
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