Colossal statue of Hercules
Gilded bronze. Late 2nd century. Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Round Room, 8Inv. No. 252.Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Colossal statue of Hercules.

Gilded bronze. Late 2nd century.
Inv. No. 252.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Round Room, 8
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio-Clementino, Sala Rotonda, 8)

Discovered in 1864 near the Theatre of Pompey, where it had been carefully buried. The stone slabs that covered itsgrave were inscribed with the words “Fulgor Conditum Summanium”, indicating that the statue was struck by lightning, and buried on the spot. Attributes of Hercules: club, lion scin, and apples of the Hesperides.
(сс) 2006. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
© 1986 Text: Guide to the Vatican: Museums and City. Pontifical Monuments, Museums and Galleries. Tipografia Vaticana, p. 48.
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