Work Record Linked to Subject Authority [Figure 34]

Work Record

Class [controlled] sculpture • Greek and Roman art
*Work Type [link] statue
*Title Lansdowne Herakles | Title Type: preferred
*Creator display unknown Roman
*Role [link]: sculptor | [link]: unknown Roman
*Creation Date ca. 125 CE
[controlled]: Earliest: 0120; Latest: 0130
*Subject [links to authorities] religion and mythology • Hercules (Greek/Roman hero) • human figure • male • nude • lion skin • Nemean Lion • club
Culture [link] Roman
*Current Location [link] Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection (Malibu, California, USA) | ID: 70.AA.109
Discovery Location [link] Hadrian's Villa (Tivoli, Lazio, Italy)
*Measurements 193.5 cm (height) (76 3/16 inches)
[controlled]: Value: 193.5; Unit: cm; Type: height
*Materials and Techniques Pentelic marble
Material [link]: Pentelic marble
Description Hercules standing in contrapposto, holding his attributes, the skin of the Nemean lion and a club. This statue was found in Tivoli ca. 1790, in the ruins of Hadrian's Villa; it was in the collection of the Marquess of Lansdowne until 1951. It is related in appearance to works attributed to 4th-century BCE Greek sculptors; however, the work has an eclectic style that is purely Roman.
Description Source [link] J. Paul Getty Museum. Handbook of the
Collections. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991; Page: 6.

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Subject Authority Record

*Subject Names Hercules (preferred)
*Hierarchical position [links] Classical Mythology
...... Greek heroic legends
.......... Story of Hercules
.............. Hercules
*Indexing Terms [controlled] Greek hero • king • strength • fortitude
• perseverance • Argos • Thebes
Note Probably based on an actual historical figure, a king of ancient Argos. The legendary figure was the, son of Zeus and Alcmene ...
Related Subjects [links] Labors of Hercules
Zeus (Greek god)
Alcmene (Greek heroine)
Hera (Greek goddess)
Dates Story developed in Argos, but
was taken over at early date by Thebes;
literary sources are late, though earlier
texts may be surmised.
[controlled]: Earliest: -1000;
Latest: 9999
*Sources [links] ICONCLASS
. Grant, Michael and John Hazel.
Gods and Mortals in Classical
Mythology. Springfield, MA: G & C
Merriam, 1973; Page: 212 ff.

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CREDIT: The J. Paul Getty Museum
(Malibu, California). Unknown
Roman sculptor; after the School
of Polykleitos; Statue of Hercules
(Lansdowne Herakles); about 125
AD; Marble; height: 193.5 cm
(height: 76 3/16 inches); 70.AA.109.
Gift of J. Paul Getty. © The J. Paul
Getty Trust.