S26.9 HERCULES & THE HYDRA
|Museum Collection||Palazzo Altemps National Roman Museum, Rome|
|Title||Hercules & the Hydra|
|Original / Copy||Roman copy of Greek statue|
Heracles (Roman Hercules) battles the Lernaean Hydra. The hero is armed with a torch and grasps the serpent-headed monster by the neck. Another neck is amusingly wedged between his thighs.