Nude torso of the demi-god Hercules with a strong youthful physique. He has well defined musculature; a prominent iliac crest, powerful back, firm buttocks. There are the remains of a club propped against his right leg, which bears the weight of his body whilst he stands contrapposto. The Nemean lion skin is draped over his left shoulder though it has mainly broken away. An attractive patina of rootilation covers the surface. Some orange staining behind his right shoulder where there is a remnant of an ancient iron rod.
Emily Hall Tremaine (1908-1987), Connecticut, USA; acquired prior to 1951
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, gifted from the above, 1951
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, displayed 1951-1999, accession number 1951.26.1