Heracle starting the rites of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Neo-Attic relief.
Luna varble. Late 1st cent. BCE early 1st cent. CE.
51 × 56 cm.
Inv. No. 6679.

Naples, National Archaeological Museum
(Napoli, Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli)

Origin:
From the Farnese collection.
Credits:
2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
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Keywords: Luna marble Luni marble marmo lunense neo-Attic relief Heracle starting the rites of the Eleusinian Mysteries sacrificial vessel lion skin Ercole altar ara sacrifice Inv No 6679 Farnese collection
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