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An impressive French cast-iron fireback,

late 19th/ early 20th Century,

the rectangular plate cast in relief with the "Dying Herakles", the prone demi-god being consumed by the flames as Deiania mourns, the lower panel centred with a cabachon,
Dimensions: 101cm (39¾") High, 90cm (35½") Wide, 5cm (2") Thick
Stock code: 44475
Herakles has ended up on a pyre (of his own construction) having been poisoned - tricked into donning The Tunic of Nessus. However, with the hero at death's door, Zeus sends a chariot to whisk him away to Mount Olympus where he is raised to full god status.

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