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Hercules Strangling the Nemean Lion

Artist:
Moderno (Galeazzo Mondella) (Italian, Verona 1467–1528 Verona)
Date:
early 16th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
2 7/8 × 2 1/8 in. (7.3 × 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
The Erich Lederer Collection, Gift of Mrs. Erich Lederer, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.319.18
Not on view
The plaquette exists in three versions: the original circular version, derived directly from an antique gem in the collection of Lorenzo de' Medici; a rectangular variant which omits landscape details; and a further circular version derived from the rectangular one.
Erich Lederer , Geneva (until d. 1985; to his wife) ; Mrs. Erich Lederer (until 1986; to MMA)
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