Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Hercules about to hurl Lichas into the sea

Artist:
After a composition by Antonio Canova (Italian, Possagno 1757–1822 Venice)
Date:
first half 19th century
Culture:
Italian, probably Rome
Medium:
Onyx
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/16 x 1 11/16 in. (5.5 x 4.3 cm); 55.1 x 43.3 x 13 mm
Classification:
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1940
Accession Number:
40.20.27
Not on view
This gem copies the marble by Canova in the Galleria d'arte moderna, Rome, finished in 1815.
Milton Weil (until 1938; to MMA)
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