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Hercules Victorious Over the Hydra
  • Giorgio Ghisi, artist
    1520–1582
    born: Mantua, Marquisate of Mantua (present-day Italy) ; died: Mantua, Duchy of Mantua (present-day Italy)
    Giovanni Battista Bertani
    1516–1576
    born: Mantua, Italy ; died: Mantua, Italy ; active: Italy, Italy
  • Hercules Victorious Over the Hydra, 1558 or before
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 349 x 213 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 8 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0096
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Full standing nude portrait of male figure (identified as Hercules) slaying the seven headed dragon. He holds a large club in his right hand and is looking right. In the margins are violins, globes, muses, and books.