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Hercules

135 - 150. Marble. Room 074

The Roman copy of a herm of Hercules’s almost entire body from the middle of the Hellenistic era (170-160 B. C.). On account of his superhuman works, the hero was a model for the ancient philosophers and appears like them with a severe look, a meticulous hairstyle and an impressive beard which also reveal his physical and mental strength. He wears the crown of the deified heroes. On account of its measurements, it could have been a decorative piece for a Roman theatre.

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Inventory number
E000056
Author
Roman Sculptor
Title
Hercules
Date
135 - 150
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
Marble
Dimension
Height: 61 cm; Width: 36 cm; Base/bottom: 32 cm; Weight: 107.4 Kg
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 93.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la Escultura, Imprenta y fototipia de J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 61-62, n.56.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura, Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura, Madrid, 1908, pp. 61.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 77.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid, 1957, pp. 51.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. nº56.

Bajo el signo de Fortuna: esculturas clásicas del Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1999, pp. 38 anexo VII A.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Escultura clásica: guía, Fundación Marcelino Botín; Museo del Prado, Santander, 1999, pp. 27.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, II, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 165-166.

Schröder,S. Elvira Barba,M.A, ''Eutichio Ajello (1711-1793) y su descripción de la célebre Real Galería de San Idelfonso'', Boletín del Museo del Prado, XXIV, 2006, pp. 40-88.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, 'Winckelmann, Mengs y las colecciones escultóricas de Azara.' En:, El legado de Johann Joachim Winckelmann en España. Actas congreso internacional 20-21 Oct.2011, 2014, pp. 121-136 [132].

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 438.
438. Una cabeza semicolosal de marmol de Carrara que representa a Hercules. / Alto 2 pies, 2 pulg.

Inscriptions +

56
Inscribed in black. On the front

Location +

Room 074 (On Display)

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Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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