Infant Hercules wrestling with the serpents
Object Place: Europe, Florence, Italy
Overall: 21.6 x 13.3 x 12.4 cm (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)
Infant Hercules half-kneeling, leaning backwards; right arm crushing coiled serpent to ground; left arm raised strangling writhing serpent. Curly-haired, open-mouthed expression, modeled body.
1968, Ildebrando Bossi, Genoa; 1968, sold by Bossi to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 11, 1968)
The John Goelet Decorative Arts Special Fund