Hercules resting at the crossroads

about 1620


Object Place: Europe, Belgium

Dimensions

26.04 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.935

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Terra cotta. Remains of stucco grounds for painting. Nude, seated with the Lion’s skin on rock on which turtle and various emblems of his labors (snakes, bird shot by arrow, cornucopia). In right hand the apples, his left holding club. On square base incised unidentified signature.

Provenance

By 1960, Arcade Gallery, London; 1960, sold by Arcade to the MFA for 245£. (Accession date: September 21, 1960)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Coburn Fund