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Italian;Bolognese
Academic Study of a Male Nude as Hercules
18th century
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein
1970/2.49
This engraving reproduces a colossal marble sculpture of Hercules leaning upon his club, which is draped with a lion skin. Bos carefully records the powerful musculature of the figure and sets the statue within a niche.
Jacob Bos
The Farnese Hercules
1562
Given in memory of Dr. & Mrs. Milton J. Goodfriend
1994/2.17

Jacques Callot (French (culture or style))
The Wheel, No. 14 from 'Les Grandes Misères de la Guerre'
1633
Anonymous Gift for The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1972/2.366
This impressively large engraving depicts the muscular back of a marble statue of a man. The figure leans upon a club draped with a lion skin and holds three apples in his right hand behind his back. Two men look up at the statue from the lower right corner of the print.
Hendrick Goltzius
The Farnese Hercules
1587 – 1597
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1994/2.13
Vishnu stands with his legs apart holding his four attributes in his hands.  Reading in clockwise direction from his right front hand he holds:  his club, discus, conch and lotus, here a rather flat object cupped in his palm.  His back two arms are extremely short. The figure is encircled with a decorated arch with a line of beads and triangular shaped openings around them.  A stylized sun and moon are to either side of Vishnu’s head.  He wears a variety of simple, lumpy jewelry at his feet are a horse to his right and a bull or cow to his left and between them are three rings lying flat on the base.  At the front of the base are seven stylized horses, identifying this as a combination figure: Vishnu and the sun god Surya, whose chariot is pulled by seven horses.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Four-armed Vishnu
1700 – 1899
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
1977/2.49
Durga sits with her legs in a half lotus position, crossed in front of her, but not interlaced.  She has a narrow waist and rounded pointy breasts with broad shoulders.  Her front two hands hold a rosary (also in a reassuring gesture) and a pot. Her other hands fan out around her. Reading clockwise, she carries a wide assortment of weapons, an arrow, sword, feather, club, discus, trident and [?] on her right and conch, bell, noose, trident, club?, shield, bow and a kapala (skull cup).  She has large open eyes and a full mouth and nose.  She wears jewelry including necklaces and shoulder loops, armlets, bracelets and large floral earrings.  Her crown rest atop her head, but there are wing-like elements that fan out behind her ears.  She sits on a squared base with stylized lotus petals over simpler moldings. <br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Durga, seated, with sixteen arms
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.59
In an interior space, a large group of men stand with their right arms out and their left elbows bent with their hands on their hips. They are all facing a man whose back is to the viewer. He is also holding his right arm out.
George Wesley Bellows (American (North American))
Business-Men's Class
1916
Museum Purchase
1965/2.9

Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules #13: Cacus
1550
Museum Purchase
1956/1.63

Heinrich Aldegrever
The Labors of Hercules: The Lernean Hydra (one of the set of 13 prints)
1550
Museum Purchase
1956/1.64
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