Infant Hercules

Italian (Venice)
Renaissance
early 16th century
Unidentified artist, Italian (Venetian), 16th century


Object Place: Europe, Venice, Italy

Dimensions

7.1 x 5.3 x 5.2 cm (2 13/16 x 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.218

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze statuette; only fragments of body of serpents remain; modern ebonized wooden pedestal, fluted and molded.

Provenance

Until 1884, Alfred Greenough (b. 1843/44 - d. 1884), Milton, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker (b. 1817/18 - d. 1908); 1885, gift of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1885)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of A. Greenough