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S26.1 HERAKLES "FARNESE HERCULES"

Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy
Catalogue Number: Naples 280
Title: "Farnese Hercules"
Class: Free-standing statue 
Material: Marble
Height: 3.25 metres (colossus)
Context: Found in B aths of Caracalla, Rome
Original / Copy: Roman copy signed by Glykon of Athens. Exaggerated version in style of Greek bronze statue by Lysippos ca 330 BC
Style: Early Imperial
Date: 211-217 AD
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

The heavily muscled hero Herakles leans on his club draped with the lion-skin.

 
 
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