Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of Herakles holding a lion

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th or early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (41.3 x 13.3 x 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2659
Not on view
Figure with small lion climbing up left thigh.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. LXXXVII.575, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1097, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 318, p. 239, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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