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Gallo-Roman bronze buckle: Herakles stealing the cattle of Geryon GALLO-ROMAN BRONZE BUCKLE: HERAKLES STEALING THE CATTLE OF GERYON

The youthful nude hero grappling with two bulls, his club at his feet; sculpted in the round. A rare depiction of the 10th Labor of Herakles.

France, ca. 2nd Century AD

H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.)

Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Paris, September 1998.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 1999, no. 54; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2015, no. 37.

Cf. P. Jongste, The Twelve Labours of Hercules on Roman Sarcophagi, p. 20, fig. 81, p. 127, 1992.



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