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Z26.1B HERACLES & THE HYDRA

Heracles & Hydra | 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 battles the Lernaean Hydra. The beast is depicted as a woman-headed serpent crowned with a ring of six smaller serpents. This scene is part of a larger mosaic depicting the Twelve Labours of the hero.

ARTICLES

Hydra

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Heracles & Hesperides

Z26.1A Hesperides

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