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Z26.1A HERACLES & THE HESPERIDES

Heracles & Hesperides | Greco-Roman mosaic
DETAILS
Museum Collection National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid
Catalogue No. -
Type Mosaic
Context -
Date C3rd A.D.
Period Imperial Roman

DESCRIPTION

Heracles picks golden apples from the tree of the Hesperides. The serpentine Hesperian dragon is coiled around the trunk of the tree and the three Nymphs stands beside it. This scene is part of a larger mosaic depicting the Twelve Labours of the hero.

ARTICLES

Hesperides, Hesperian Dragon

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Heracles & Hydra

Z26.1B Hydra

Thumbnail Heracles & Geryon

Z26.1C Geryon

Thumbnail Heracles & Stymphalian Birds

Z26.1D Birds

Thumbnail Heracles & Cretan Bull

Z26.1E Bull

Thumbnail Heracles & Cerynitian Hind

Z26.1F Hind

Thumbnail Heracles & Nemean Lion

Z26.1G Lion

Thumbnail Heracles & Mares of Diomedes

Z26.1H Mares