S26.10 HERCULES & TELEPHUS
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre Ma75|
|Title||Hercules & Telephus|
|Context||Discovered Tivoli east of Rome|
|Original / Copy||Roman copy of Greek statue by Lysippe C4th B.C.|
|Date||C1st - 2nd A.D.|
Heracles (Roman Hercules) stands holding his infant son Telephus in his arms. The hero wears a lion-skin cape and carries a knotted club. A hind stands beside the pair. In myth, Telephus was exposed by his mother in the wilds and suckled by a deer.