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 (VI, 15, 1)

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 (VI, 15, 1)
(Pompei, Casa dei Vettii (VI, 15, 1))

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: Помпеи / Под ред Ф. Коарелли. Слово, Москва, 2002. С. 301—309.
© Photo: Alfredo and Pio Foglia.

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