Statuette of Heracles mingens
Bronze, dark green, solid cast. 1st century BCE — 1st century CE.
Height 5.8 cm.
Inv. No. Б. 307.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Statuette of Heracles mingens.

Bronze, dark green, solid cast. 1st century BCE — 1st century CE.
Height 5.8 cm.
Inv. No. Б. 307.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
unknown; from the Laval collection, acquired in 1853.
Description:
He is naked, standing, his club on his left shoulder. The head is bent, the abdomen thrust forward, the legs bent and the knees apart. The hero gives the impression of being slightly drunk by urinating. This is a familiar Hellenistic motif.

N. Gulaeva, D. Vanhove
Literature:
Antique bronzes. Exhibition catalogue (Leningrad, 1973) no. 209 p. 88. O. Palagia, LIMC IV 1 Eros-Heracles (Zurich-Munich) p. 772 and p. 505 no. 904, 905.
Credits:
© 1993. Photo, text: Olympism in antiquity. Olympic Museum Lausanne. Bertelsmann UFA. Industria Gráfica S. A. Barcelona, 1993, p. 63 cat. no. 6.
© Photographic credits — M. Verhasselt (Brussels-Dilbeek).
© 1993 — Comité International Olympique.
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