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Limestone statue of Herakles sitting on a rock. His arms are outstretched, the right wrist covered with a cloth or skin. Both hands are missing. The god has a full beard and a wreath in his hair tied with a ribbon, the ends of which fall onto his shoulders. He has a powerful muscualture and strong features. The base is inscibed at the front, ΣΑΡΑΠΙΔΟΡΟΣ ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΩΡΟΥ ΚΑΤ’ ΕΥΚΗΝ and at the proper right side on top of the base ΔΙΟΓΕΝΗΣ ΕΠΟΙΕΙ. Sometimes known as the Herakles Epitrapezios, on the table, the original associated with a small bronze sculpture by Lysippos.
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Height: 52.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Discussed and illustrated in Reade, J.E., Greco-Parthian Nineveh, in Iraq, Vol. 60 (1998), pg.70.
Mentioned in relation to the Greek name 'Diogenes' carved onto one of the panels in the BM 124895 Reade, J.E., 'More about Adiabene', in Iraq, Vol. 63 (2001), pg.190, fig.5.
- On display (G70/dc25)
- Exhibition history
2007 13 Feb-27 May "Sulla via di Alessandro da Seleucia al Gandhara", Torino,
2010-2011 3 Dec - 3 May, Madrid, Canal de Isabel II," Alejandro Magno: Encuentro con Oriente"
2010 21 Mar - 1 Nov, Leobon, Kunsthalle Museumcenter, "Alexander der Grosse und die offnung der Welt"
2009-2010 2 Oct - 21 Feb, Mannheim, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, "Alexander der Grosse und die offnung der Welt"
2020 7-18 Mar and 1 Sep-1 Nov, Newcastle upon Tyne, Great North Museum: Hancock, Ancient Iraq
2022 26 Mar-19 Jun, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham, Ancient Iraq
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- Acquisition notes
- Discovered January 1880. Transferred from the old Department of Oriental Antiquities (later Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities).
- Greek and Roman
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