Cast of Herakles from the east pediment of the Temple of Aphaia, Aigina

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    Most of the statues were excavated by C. Haller von Hallerstein and C.R. Cockerell in 1811 and subsequently sold to Prince Ludwig of Bavaria.

    Under-life-size statues from the pediments of the temple of Aphaia at Aigina, Greece. Around the time of completion of a first set of pedimental statues (A 40-41), a second set was made (A 28-37, 163) to replace the first, which then seems to have been exhibited on ground level in the neighbourhood of the temple in the sanctuary of Aphaia.

    Munich, Glyptothek, inv. 84 and 150.

    The greater part found in 1811 in front of the east side of the temple.

    Statue of beardless Herakles (E.V) wearing short chiton, leather cuirass and lion-skin on head. He once held bow and arrow, added separately in metal(?).

    Modern: part of the nose, the left hand, the right forearm, the forepart of the right foot, the left shank, parts of chiton-edge and cuirass-flaps. Part of the original left hand and the forepart of the right foot have since been found.

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

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