Hercules strangling the snakes before the eyes of Amphitryon and Alcmene. Fragment.


Fresco from the exedra of House of the Vettii in Pompeii.
60—79 CE.
Pompeii, House of the Vettii.
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Description:
Young Hercules is strangling the snakes, sent by Juno, before the eyes of Alcmena, Amphitryon and his father Jupiter (Jupiter is represented as an eagle, flown down to the altar).
Credits:
© 2002 Photo, text: POMPEI. / Pod red. F. Koarelli. Per. s ital. O.A. Uvarova. M.: SLOVO/SLOVO, 2002, s. 301—309.
Photographers — Alfredo and Pio Foglia.
© 2002 MAGNUS EDIZIONI SpA, UDINE, ITALY.
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