|ROMAN BRONZE HERAKLES,
THE SO-CALLED FARNESE HERCULES
The nude hero is depicted in middle age. Originally, he leaned on his club covered with the skin of a lion, now missing. He holds in his right hand the apples of the Hesperides. Superb style!
1st-2nd Century AD
H. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.)
Ex old French collection, acquired from Galerie Serres, Paris.
Based on an original by Lysippos of Sicyonne, late 4th Century BC.