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Kneeling Hercules Upholding the Globe: M.8-1933

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Kneeling Hercules Upholding the Globe


Sculptor: Severo di Ravenna (Workshop of)




Bronze, cast, with brown patina, slightly polished. Nude Hercules kneels on his right knee and supports the globe (now missing) on his right shoulder with his right hand - the spike on which the globe fitted still projects from his right shoulder. His bearded head is turning upwards and he steadies himself with his left hand touching the ground.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Alfred A. de Pass

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by de Pass, Alfred A.


16th Century, first half#
Circa 1500 - 1550


Attributed to the workshop of Severo di Ravenna (also called Severo Calzetta) by A. Radcliffe (active 1496; d before 1543). Formerly attributed to Riccio.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, patinated brown, and polished

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1933
Primary reference Number: 13880
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_8_1933
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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