Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Limestone plinth with the remains of a group of Herakles and the Hydra

Date:
late 6th or early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/8 × 9 3/8 × 25 in. (11.1 × 23.8 × 63.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2744
Not on view
Statue base with the remains of the scene of Herakles and Iolaos fighting the Lernaean Hydra.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 309, p. 234, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Related Objects

Limestone Herakles

Date: ca. 530–520 B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 74.51.2455 On view in:Gallery 174

Limestone statue of a youth

Date: early 5th century B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 74.51.2457 On view in:Gallery 175

Limestone head of beardless male votary

Date: mid–1st century B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 74.51.2787 On view in:Gallery 176

Limestone head of a bearded man

Date: early 6th century B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 74.51.2857 On view in:Gallery 174

Limestone funerary stele (shaft) with a "Cypriot capital"

Date: 5th century B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 74.51.2493 On view in:Gallery 175