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Hercules and Antaeus

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

1600–1625

Artist:

Artist unknown (Italian)
after a model by Giambologna (Flemish, active Italy, 1529–1608)

About this artwork

Both this bronze and it’s companion depict the legendary labors of Hercules, a common source of inspiration for Renaissance and later art. The figures may derive from a lost series of silver statuettes cast after models by the sculptor Giambologna during the last quarter of the 16th century. They reflect an intense preoccupation with the human form in motion, which transforms violent struggle into ballet. Bronzes after Giambologna’s models were popular during his lifetime and later, and they were often studied by painters like Tintoretto.

Status

On View, Gallery 206

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Unknown Italian

Title

Hercules and Antaeus

Place

Italy (Object made in)

Date

Cast 1600–1625

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

H.: 48.6 cm (19 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Robert Allerton Endowment

Reference Number

1968.612

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