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Statuette
Room 2


Archaeology

Anonymous

Statuette

Place of execution unknown
Roman, 1st century AD
Bronze, full fusion
6.1 cm
From Empúries (Alt Empordà)
MEV 8670

The Museu Episcopal de Vic has a large collection of small full fusion (solid) bronze sculptures that were part of the domestic furnishings of the Roman 'domus' and 'villae'. Some of these figurines of deities had a cultural purpose, whereas others were for decorative purposes only. This statuette represents Hercules; the demigod characterised by his great strength, appears bearded, naked and looking to his right. He wears a crown with three rosettes resting on a band that fastens at the neck. The arms and legs of the figure are mutilated and the treatment of the torso presents quite realistic anatomical details.


Room 2
Floor -1
1 History of the Museum
2 Archaelogy
3 Lapidary