|As the eighth of his twelve labors decreed by the Oracle of Delphi, Hercules was to gather the flesh-eating mares of Diomedes and bring them to Eurytheus, king of Mycenae. This piece illustrates Hercules and Diomedes in mortal combat. Legend has it that Hercules fed the vanquished Diomedes to his mares, who then became quite tame. Original in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence from the 16th Century.
Made from bonded white marble, black marble base, imported from Italy.
Small size: 12"H x 4"W x 4"D, 3 lbs.
Medium size: 16"H x 8"W x 7"D, 10 lbs.
Large size: 20"H x 10"W x 9"D, 20 lbs.