Hercules kills the Nemean lion. Frontal relief of a sarcophagusMarble. Greece, 5th cent. BCE. Rome, Basilica of Saint Mary Above Minerva Photo by Ilya Shurygin
Marble. Greece, 5th cent. BCE.
Rome, Basilica of Saint Mary Above Minerva
Greek marble sarcophagus (5th cent. B.C.) with a relief scene of the first labour of Hercules since the 15th cent. serves as a part of the tomb of Giovanni Alberini by Agostino di Duccio (or Mino da Fiesole). The tomb is situated in capella Frangipane of the church Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome.
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