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Hercules: M.19-1951

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)








Bronze, cast, with dark brown patina; highly polished; mounted on a yellow-green marble plinth. Hercules, bearded and nude, stands in contraposto, his long club held by both hands is upright at his left side. Over left forearm is hung his lion's mane. His is turned to the left, looking down slightly.

Legal notes

Given by the Hon. Mrs Nellie Ionides

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1951-11-15) by Ionides, Nellie, The Hon. Mrs


15th Century, Late
Circa 1460 - 1500

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Plinth composed of marble ( yellow-green)
Figure composed of bronze
Bronze Height 10.6 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.19-1951
Primary reference Number: 13924
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_19_1951
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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