Bronze statuette of drunken Herakles


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164

Said to be from Smyrna

The hero lists back, clearly inebriated, his stomach bloated and the muscles of his legs taut as he tries to maintain balance. On analogy with other statuettes of this type, he may have held his club in his left hand and a kantharos (two-handled drinking cup) in his right.

Bronze statuette of drunken Herakles, Bronze, Greek

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