Fine rim fragment showing the fight of Herakles against the snake-headed hydra.
The hero brandishes his club while three snake heads appear in front of his chest. The monster’s body winds around the legs of the hero.
Herakles is shown with a muscular body. His face is carefully rendered, as well as the fur of the lion’s skin or the knobs of his club.
The hydra shows tiny scales on the body and the snake heads.
The present Herakles scene comes from the same mold as the one used in Madrid inv. no. 34737; cf. Samuelson 1969, pp. 33-35. (copy joined)
Size: H. 5.8 cm, W. 4.7 cm
Culture: Roman, North Africa, 350-430 AD
Condition: Rare example, exquisite modeling.
Provenance: French private collection, sold at Marseille Enchères Provence.
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- Fragment, Herakles Fighting the Hydra, Σπάνιο
- Αιώνες/χρονική περίοδος
- Roman, North Africa, 350-430 AD
- Σπάνιο παράδειγμα, εξαιρετική μοντελοποίηση