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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 The scarab depicts Herakles striding forcefully to the left with the club in his left hand behind him and three apples of the Hesperides in his outstretched right in front of him. He is bearded and wears a wreath around his head.
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

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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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