This is an episode of Hercules' life that interweave with the labour against the monster Gerione. The hero is able, by lifting him from the ground, to suffocate the giant Anteo, who, being the son of Earth, took his strenght from touching the earth with his feet. Photo: Fotografia d' Arte di Paolo Tosi


  • Title: Hercules suffocates Antaeus
  • Date Created: 1555/1556
  • painter: Marco Marchetti from Faenza
  • Theme: mythological subject
  • Physical Dimensions: w75 x h85 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Ercole soffoca Anteo
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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