Hercules and Antaeus

Hercules and Antaeus

Artist Antonio del Pollaiuolo

Date ca. 1475

Movement Italian Renaissance

Medium Bronze

Dimensions height with base 17.75”

Housed at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

 

Pollaiuolo helped continue Donatello’s revival of nude forms—here, Hercules keeps Antaeus away from earth, from which he draws his power.