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Hercules: M.14-1981

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Current Location: In storage




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Bronze, standing on a green and black marble base. Hercules stands on his right leg with his left leg advanced. His right arm is held across his body, the hand grasping a club. His left hand rests on the top of a tree stump. There is a drape around his hips.


History note: Wellcome Collection, nos. R12468/1936 and A53561, acquired as antique Roman, Sotheby's, 2nd April, 1928, Antiquities Sale, lot 4, price 14s.0d.

Legal notes

Given by the Wellcome Trustees in accordance with the order of Mr Justice Foster of 21st March 1977

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981) by Wellcome Trustees


17th Century, second half#
Circa 1670 CE - 1700 CE


Bronze, a casting disaster. It is of interest due to this fact.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Base composed of marble ( green and black)
Plinth Depth 5.1 cm Height 4.9 cm Width 5.2 cm
Figure Depth 5.5 cm Height 21.2 cm Width 6.7 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.14-1981
Primary reference Number: 14003
Old accession number: R 12468/1936
Old object number: A63561
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_14_1981
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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