Rectangular blue jasper plaque with white relief scene of Hercules in the Garden of the Hesperides, depicting one of Hercules’ twelve labors, given to him by Eurystheus, to steal the Golden Apples of immortality from the Garden of the Hesperides on Mt. Atlas. Originally modelled by John Flaxman in 1787

Hercules in the Garden of the Hesperides

Wedgwood

1959

  • Titles Hercules in the Garden of the Hesperides (Descriptive)
  • Artist Wedgwood, England, est. 1759
  • Medium stoneware (jasperware)
  • Credit Line Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; The Buten Wedgwood Collection, gift through the Wedgwood Society of New York, AFI.1974.2008
  • Object Name plaque
  • Classification Plaques