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This is a Roman statue of the half-god Hercules. It was made after a Greek original, but that original is lost now. The statue shows Hercules taking a break after he has just stolen the golden apples of the Hesperides. They were nymphs, Greek half-goddesses meant to guard the apples. Hercules is leaning on his club. Over the club hangs Hercules' lionskin with the head still attached.

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  • Title: Statuette of Hercules
  • Location: unknown
  • Datering: 50 - 350 A.D.
  • Afmetingen: 84.6 cm
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: marble

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