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

Period:
Archaic
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

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. XXVII.92, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

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.

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