Hercules and the Lion

about 1550–1620
Attributed to Hubert Gerhard


Object Place: Europe, Augsberg (?), Germany

Dimensions

53.66 cm (21 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.969

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze. Hercules with stylized curls and bearded astride half-crouching lion holds club in raised right hand. Left hand doweled to lion’s head. Lion’s right paw raised, incised lines on forelegs for feathers. Lion, Hercules and club cast separately.

Provenance

1958, H. M. Calmann, London, England; 1958, sold by Calmann to the MFA for $3,000. (Accession Date: October 9, 1958)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund