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Hercules kills Nessus

Marco Marchetti1555/1556

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

This is a crucial episode in Hercules' life: since he has to cross the river Eveno with his wife Deianira, the hero accepts the help of the centaur Nesso, who in turn tries to abduct his wife and gets killed by him. But before dying the centaur will hand to Deianira a blood-soaked robe, that will cause the end of the hero. Photo: Fotografia d' Arte di Paolo Tosi

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  • Title: Hercules kills Nessus
  • Date Created: 1555/1556
  • painter: Marco Marchetti from Faenza
  • Theme: mythological subject
  • Physical Dimensions: w80 x h80 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Ercole uccide Nesso
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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