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Herakles Carryng the Golden Apples
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Herakles Carryng the Golden Apples


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Description Heracles wears the lion-skin cloak he earned through his first labor and holds the golden apples of the Hesperides, the goal of his final labor, cupped in his left hand. His uplifted gaze and thick, curled hair are influenced by images of Alexander the Great.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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3rd-2nd century BCE (Hellenistic)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2242
Measurements
9 1/16 x 4 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. (23 x 11.4 x 8.8 cm); mount: 2 7/8 x 3 7/16 x 2 7/8 in. (7.3 x 8.7 x 7.2 cm)
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  • Italy (Place of Origin)

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