Statuette of Heracles seated.

Carrara marble. Hellenistic period.
Height 53 cm.
Inv. No. A. 219.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Unknown; from the Laval collection.
Description:
Added elements: the head and base of the statuette almost all the left arm and leg, the right hand, the club. Nevertheless, all in all, the composition has been correctly reconstituted during restoration. Heracles is totally naked, seated on a lion’s skin stretched out on a rock, his trunk leaning markedly backwards. The torso is slightly twisted from the right shoulder towards the left shoulder and right arm This movement is intensified by the limbs in chiasma: the right arm projecting forward and the left backwards leaning on the rock, the right leg resting on the rock and the left leg projecting forward. This work from the Hellenistic period is based on the famous original “Heracles epitrapezios” by Lysippus.

E. Mavleev
Literature:
O. Waldhauer, Die antiken Skulpturen der Ermitage (Berlin, 1931) no. 15 p. 33 pl. XII.
Credits:
© 1993. Photo, text: OLYMPISM IN ANTIQUITY. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 62 cat. no. 5.
© Photographic credits — M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique.
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