Ancient World, Mythology, Hercules?, Winged stallion
No title. - Winged stallion led by a Celtic type, fur clad man with a club over his shoulder.
Per one of our twitter followers: "Herakles wearing the skin of the Nemean lion with one of the Diomedes mares."
Copper etching by Melchior Kuesel (1626-1684)
Original antique print
There is neither a title nor an artist or a publisher imprint. Only a pencil mark giving art it's name and date of print. Lower left corner of supporting paper. Print has been mounted with glue on 18th century paper, possibly page of a collector's album. Print is trimmed to surrounding black line.
Print measurement: 16 x 15 cm (ca. 6.3 x 5.9")
Nemean lion (Νεμέος λέων, Neméos léōn; Leo Nemeaeus) , vicious monster; Greek mythology; Nemea; golden fur was impervious to attack.