(b. ca. 1455, Venezia, d. 1537, Venezia)
Seated Hercules Shooting at the Stymphalian Birds1515-20
Bronze, height 25 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This statuette is one of the many small Renaissance bronzes produced in the first quarter of the sixteenth century that mimicked the anatomy of the antique sculpture, especially the expression of the heroic torso of the famous Belvedere Torso.