Hellenistic Bronze Statuette of Heracles

Culture: Greek
Period: 2nd-1st century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10.8 cm high
Price: 1 200 Euro
Ref: 2465
Provenance: From the French private collection M. R., acquired in the early 1980s.
Condition: Unrestored, right hand, tips of the feet and lion fur are missing.
Description: Solid cast bronze statuette of an unclothed Heracles in contrapposto. The god stands with his weight on the right leg, the left free leg slightly bent forward. He has his right arm pushed against his hip, his left arm, with remains of the fur of the Nemean lion still visible, is bent and put forward. He has short, wavy hair, which is held with a filet. On an old marble base.