Etruscan Herakles

Culture: Etruscan
Period: ca. 500 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 9.2 cm high (without base)
Price: Sold
Ref: 4041
Provenance: Collection Dr. Gantenbein, Switzerland, from 1930s to 1980s. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, Frankfurt. With certificate of Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, inventory number 01466.
Condition: Left arm and both feet missing.
Description: Bronze statuette of Herakles in archaic style. A muscular body, the raised right hand once holding a club. The round head with large, almond-shaped eyes. A round cut hairstyle, parted by deep notches. Possibly the Nemean lion’s coat was swung over the left arm, which is missing today. Mounted on an old ivory base.