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After the Antique: Sarcophagus Lid with the Labors of Hercules

A work made of pen and brown ink on tan laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink on tan laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Probably Italian
early 16th century

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Title

After the Antique: Sarcophagus Lid with the Labors of Hercules

Origin

Italy

Date

1500–1550

Medium

Pen and brown ink on tan laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, in pen and brown ink, on the horses: "Podargus / Lampon / Xanthus / Deinus"; on the tablet below: "Vide in Hygn. fab. / cap.30"; along bottom margin: "Diomedes Thracia rex"; across top: "Hesperides malus arbor Eurypheus myceneum rex acui mala (...) Hercules Hyppolita Amazonum regina diademata gladius (...)"; below tree: "Dracus custos ceu (...) / perisi"; below Eurypheus: "mons Atlas"; on lower portion of Eurypheus' drapery: "stola / graeca"; on Hippolyta's crescent shield: "pelta"

Dimensions

144 × 683 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.4085

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