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Authors: Glykon of Athens  
Title: Farnese Hercules
Start date: 216
End date: 216
Historical Period: Imperial/Late Roman

Back of a statue of Hercules, depicted as muscular and tired. The hero is leaning on his club, draped with the skin of the Nemean lion. He is represented when he has just performed one of the last of The Twelve Labours (he is holding the apples of the Hesperides behind his back). Copy after the original by Lysippos. The statue was discovered in the Baths of Caracalla in Rome in 1546

Size: 3.17 m
Place: Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, Italy  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: marble (rock)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: UNIBO Europeana Archaeology  
Physical type: statues
Material and technique: sculpting
Data provider: University of Bologna  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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