S26.1 HERCULES FARNESE
|Museum Collection||National Archaeological Museum of Naples|
|Catalogue No.||Naples 280|
|Height||3.25 metres (Colossus)|
|Context||Found in the Baths of Caracalla, Rome|
|Original / Copy||Roman copy signed by Glykon of Athens. Exaggerated version in style of Greek bronze statue by Lysippos ca 330 B.C.|
|Date||211 - 217 A.D.|
Heracles (Roman Hercules) is portrayed as a heavily muscled man resting on a knotted club draped with the skin of the Nemean Lion.