Phoenix Ancient Art

Hercules with the horn of the river-god Achelous
Marble, remaining encrustation
Roman, 4th century BC
H 56.2 cm
Provenance: private collection of Jan Mitchell (1913-2009), New York, acquired 31 May 1966; private collection, USA
Literature: G. Becatti, ‘Una statua di Eracle con cornucopia: problemi iconografici e stilistici’, Bollettino d’Arte 53, 1968, pp. 1-11; A. Giuliano, ‘Museo Nazionale Romano, Le sculture I’, 5, Roma, 1983, pp. 56-159, n° 66; A. Giuliano, ‘Museo Nazionale Romano, Le sculture I’, 8, 2, Roma, 1985, pp. 515-518, n° X 7; S. Howard, The Lansdowne Herakles, Malibu, 1978; Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC), vol. 4, Zürich, München, 1988, s.v. Herakles, pp. 746, 753, 757-758, n° 574-578; G. Lippold, ‘Die Skulpturen des vaticanischen Museums III’, 2, Berlin, 1956, pp. 124-125, n° 30; O. Palagia, The Hope Herakles Reconsidered, in Oxford Journal of Archaeology 3 (1), 1984, pp. 107-126; G.M.A. Richter, Catalogue of Greek Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, 1954, pp. 73-74, n° 121; H. Stuart Jones, A Catalogue of the Ancient Sculptures Preserved in the Municipal Collections of Rome: The Sculptures of the Palazzo dei Conservatori, Oxford, 1926, p. 230, n° 1, ill. 87; O. Waldhauer, ‘Die antiken Skulpturen der Ermitage 1, Berlin, 1928, pp. 36-37, n° 18

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