|ROMAN BRONZE HERAKLES CAPTURING THE CERYNEIAN HIND
His left knee on its back, grasping its antlers from behind. A rare subject.
Ca. 1st Century AD
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm.)
Acquired by R.L., Farmington Hills, MI, from Royal-Athena in 1992; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from R.L. collection in 1998.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2001, no. 86; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2015, no. 36.
One of the Twelve Labors imposed upon him by King Eurystheus as proscribed by the Oracle of Delphi, to atone for the murder of his family during a fit of madness inflicted upon him by Hera.