Roman - Giallo Antico Marble - Statue of Herakles (Hercules)
Antiquities - Roman
GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 9,390 - 11,740
USD ($) 9,930 - 12,420
Circa 2nd century AD, from North Africa. Herakles shown in his finely depicted lion-skin, the head of the lion-skin hanging over his left arm while he pulls it over his right shoulder and clutches the legs to his chest in his right hand; holding in his left hand a bowl once containing the apples of Hesperides and his club resting by his relaxed left leg; the torso and legs well-muscled, with well defined bare feet. 63 cm. Fine; head and apples (from bowl) missing and some localised chipping.
Ex Bonhams Sale 11597, Lot 219 (from an old English collection).
The back of the piece with a rectangular recessed slot, continuing down to the heels, suggesting that the statue was possibly an architectural fixture.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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