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Farnese Hercules

Artist:
Pietro da Barga (Italian, Florence, active 1574–88)
Date:
ca. 1576
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Bronze, partially gilt
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 9 × 4 1/4 × 3 1/4 in. (22.9 × 10.8 × 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1462
Not on view
Copied after the famous ancient marble colossus now in the Museo Archeologico in Naples, this statuette is gilt only on the front, suggesting that it was intended for a niche where its back would not be seen.
Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964)
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