This bonded marble reproduction was cast from a mold of an original Roman sculpture in the Antiquities Collection at the Getty Villa dated from about 125 A.D. The Greek hero Hercules ( Lansdowne Herakles) is shown carring a club over his left shoulder and holds a lionskin in his right hand. No other god or hero was as frequently depicted in Greek and Roman art. Lansdowne Herakles was one of J.Paul Getty's most prized acquisitions, the statue gets its name from Lord Lansdowne , who once owned the Herakles and displayed it in his home in London.
- Material: Bonded Marble - Dimensions: H: 7 x W: 3 x D: 2 inches - Gift box included - Item #: MRHERC
Source Object: Title: Statue of Hercules (Lansdowne Herakles) Artist/Maker: Unknown Culture: Roman Place: Roman Empire Date: about 125 A.D. Medium: Marble Object Number: 70.AA.109 Dimensions: 193.5 × 77.5 × 73 cm, 385.5575 kg (76 3/16 × 30 1/2 × 28 3/4 inches)
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