ÉMILE-ANTOINE BOURDELLE IN THE MUSÉE-D'ORSAY








Hercules the Archer Killing the Stymphalian Birds
gilded bronze, 2nd version, 1923; dated 1909

See another version of this sculpture, outside and ungilded.
 

Hercules' Sixth Labor

Hercules was required to destroy a huge flock of man-eating birds at a lake near the town of Stymphalos. After Hercules was aided by Athena who gave him a pair of clappers to scare the birds from their hiding place, he was able to pick them off with his bow and poison-tipped arrows.
 
 

signature and date





Click here to return to index of art historical sites.

Click here to return to index of artists and architects.

Click here to return to chronological index.

Click here to see the home page of Bluffton University.


© 2007 Mary Ann Sullivan. I have photographed (on site), scanned, and manipulated all the images on these pages. Please feel free to use them for personal or educational purposes. (I would appreciate being told if you find them useful.) They are not available for commercial purposes without my explicit permission.