photo of white plaster cast of ancient sculpture of head, namely Omphale or Hercules, wearing Nemean lion skin against dark gray background
photo of white plaster cast of ancient sculpture of head, namely Omphale or Hercules, wearing Nemean lion skin against dark gray background
photo of white plaster cast of ancient sculpture of head, namely Omphale or Hercules, wearing Nemean lion skin against dark gray background
profile photo of white plaster cast of ancient sculpture of head, namely Omphale or Hercules, wearing Nemean lion skin against dark gray background
$ 280.00

Omphale Mask - Item #262

Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background
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12 Inches High x 10 Inches Wide x 6.5 Inches Deep

Our historic P.P. Caproni and Brother catalogs call this mask Omphale. It may be Omphale, or it may be Hercules, due to the Nemean lion skin worn on the head. Hercules, or Herakles, a hero in Roman and Greek mythology, fought the Nemean lion for his First Labor, and Omphale was the queen of Lydia. The gods sold Hercules to Omphale as punishment for killing his friend Iphitus. During the years of servitude, the two became lovers. Since the myth famously notes that they wore each other's clothes, some artworks depict Omphale with a lion skin and/or a club. 

The original work is in the collection of the Louvre and is an ancient marble with some damage. It is possible an artist or the P.P. Caproni and Brother artists sculpted the missing elements and molded the resulting sculpture and created casts.

 

Artist: Unknown

Museum: Louvre Museum

Time Period: Ancient Roman, 2nd half of the 5th century B.C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 13492

 

Sources:

"Bust of Omphale or Hercules." National Museums Liverpoolhttps://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/artifact/bust-of-omphale-or-hercules.

"Omphale." DMA Collection Online, https://dma.org/art/collection/object/5327152.

"Statue." Catalog number Ma 378. Louvre Collectionshttps://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010250994

Pieces are plaster unless otherwise noted. They are made to order and hand cast. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs (except tabletop pieces as noted) and masks come with one or more embedded hooks for hanging as necessary.

Questions? View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background

Most pieces ship within a few days to 3 weeks as they are made to order and hand cast.

Customers in the contiguous United States receive free ground shipping automatically at checkout. Customers located elsewhere can find shipping options in the checkout process.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made to order and hand cast.

View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information

Pieces are plaster unless otherwise noted. They are made to order and hand cast. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs (except tabletop pieces as noted) and masks come with one or more embedded hooks for hanging as necessary.

Questions? View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

View Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background

Shipping & Returns

Most pieces ship within a few days to 3 weeks as they are made to order and hand cast.

Customers in the contiguous United States receive free ground shipping automatically at checkout. Customers located elsewhere can find shipping options in the checkout process.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made to order and hand cast.

View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions.