Heracles bringing the Erymanthian Boar to King Eurystheus
Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.
Paestum, National Archaeological Museum Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Heracles bringing the Erymanthian Boar to King Eurystheus.

Sandstone. Metope from the temple of Hera at the mouth of the river Sele.
Mid-6th century BCE.

Paestum, National Archaeological Museum
(Museo archeologico nazionale di Paestum)

Origin:
Found at the sanctuary of Hera Argiva at the mouth of the Sele.
Description:
11. Il cinghiale di Erimanto

In questa metopa è raffigurata una delle dodici fatiche ordinate ad Eracle dal re Euristeo, la cattura del cinghiale di Erimanto, L’eroe consegna le spoglie dell’animale al sovrano, che, terrorizzato, si rifugia in un grosso pithos.

Credits:
© 2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Text: museum label.
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