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Seated Hercules in the Act of Shooting at the Stymphalian Birds

Artist:
Vittore Gambello (Italian, Venice, 1455/60–1537)
Date:
ca. 1515–20
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Height: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of C. Ruxton Love Jr., 1964
Accession Number:
64.304.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 536
The muscular physique incorporates an allusion to the ancient marble fragment, the Belvedere Toso in the Vatican, which Renaissance artists sometimes reconstructed imaginatively.
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