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Weary Herakles (Herakles Farnese)
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Weary Herakles (Herakles Farnese)


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Description Herakles was the most revered Greek hero, famous for his great strength. This small version of Lysippus' often copied sculpture of the hero departs from the usual representations. He is shown in a moment of pensive exhaustion following the last and most difficult of his Labors, acquiring golden apples from the garden of the Hesperides, which he hides behind his back in his right hand.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/10/1939Treatmentother
1/10/1957Treatmentloss compensation
5/05/1988Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
1/01/2008Treatmentstabilized
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
3rd century BC (Hellenistic)
Medium
solid cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1005
Measurements
H: 6 1/16 x W: 2 3/8 x D: 1 1/2 in. (15.4 x 6 x 3.9 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt, Alexandria (Place of Discovery)

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