Hercules Pomarius, attributed to Willem Danielsz. van Tetrode, c. 1562 - c. 1567

Hercules Pomarius, attributed to Willem Danielsz. van Tetrode, c. 1562 - c. 1567

bronze, h 39.5cm. More details

The sculptor was inspired by a colossal ancient marble known as the Hercules Farnese. Unlike its model, Tetrode’s Hercules radiates aggression and vigilance. He stands with his legs spread, concealing golden apples behind his back– a wedding gift to chief god Jupiter and his wife, Juno, which he had stolen by ruse. Hercules holds his right hand, clutching the club, low behind him, ready to swing.

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