Colossal statue of Hercules.


Gilded bronze. Late 2nd century.
Inv. No. 252.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Pio-Clementine Museum, Round Room.
Description:

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 ďFulgor Conditum SummaniumĒ, indicating that the statue was struck by lightning, and buried on the spot. Attributes of Hercules: club, lion scin, and apples of the Hesperides.

Credits: © 2006. Photo: S. Sosnovskiy.
© 1986 Text: GUIDE TO THE VATICAN MUSEUMS AND CITY. PONTIFICAL MONUMENTS, MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES. Tipografia Vaticana, p. 48.
Russian

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