This lead statue of Hercules fighting a stone headed hydra with a wooden club stands at the east end of the top terrace of Powis Castle garden.
The fine statues at Powis were made in the workshop of Flemish John van Nost at the time the terraces were being created. The Hercules is signed by Andries Carpentiere, one of van Nost’s leading craftsmen. With the Fame and Pegasus, now in the courtyard, it probably once stood in the former water garden.*
*From the Powis Castle garden guidebook.