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Scarab with Herakles Holding the Apples of the Hesperides
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Scarab with Herakles Holding the Apples of the Hesperides


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Description This scarab depicts the hero Herakles, bearded and wreathed, in profile to the left with a club in his left hand. In his right hand he holds three apples of the Hesperides.
Exhibitions
  • 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 Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, by 1931

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Period
5th century BCE (Late Archaic-Classical)
Medium
carnelian
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.486
Measurements
H: 9/16 x W: 3/8 x D: 3/8 in. (1.5 x 1 x 1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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