1500s or later
Overall: 10.2 x 6 x 4 cm (4 x 2 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sherman E. Lee in memory of Paul Mallon 1975.111
The original owner of this work would have understood that this scene referred to the entire story of Hercules, the demi-god who had to accomplish twelve labors. The lion is named after the city of Nemea, near Corinth, a monstrous beast sent by the goddess Hera to wreak havoc on the area. After killing the lion, Hercules wore his pelt, commonly seen in other representations of the hero.
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