Sculpture. Farnese Hercules. Height: 60cm


Sculpture. Farnese Hercules. Height: 60cm

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Reproduction made of stone with resin dust. Old patina finish. Textures and natural finishes.
Statue prepared both for interior design and decoration outside in gardens and terraces. (classrooms, halls, libraries, offices).
Height: 60 cm. Base: 19x19 cm.

The Farnese Hercules (Ercole Farnese) is a Roman copy in marble at the beginning of the 3rd century, by the Athenian sculptor Glicon, of the original work in bronze created by Lysippos in the 4th century to. C. It was found in 1546 in the baths of Caracalla in Rome and immediately became part of the collection of classical sculpture of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, son of Pope Paul III.
The original is in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples

In Greek mythology, Heracles was a hero and demigod, son of Zeus and Alcmene, and great-grandson of Perseus. In Roman mythology called Hercules and the Phoenician Melqart. We can say that was the largest of the Greek mythical heroes, the analogy of masculinity by excellence, being its extraordinary force one of its attributes. According to Pausanias, was the youngest son fathered Zeus with mortal women in Greece. You have many stories about his life, the most famous being the twelve labours of Hercules. Etruscan equivalent was Hercle, son of Tinia and Uni, and the Egyptian equivalent Heryshaf. Read more on Wikipedia

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