Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Fighting Hercle
Italy, Sabellian Region
ca. 4th–3rd century BCE
Bronze
H: 15.5 cm
Accession number: 88.2.4
 
 
Hercle, the local version of the Greek hero Herakles, was one of the most popular figures in Etruscan art. Many of his statuettes were found at cult sites dedicated to him in Etruria and in the Sabellian region of the south-central Apennines.

Publications:
Jucker, Ines, Italy of the Etruscans, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991, English

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir