Attributes of Heracles
Marble, smalt.
Late 1st — early 2nd century.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage MuseumInv. No. E.3133.Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Attributes of Heracles.

Marble, smalt.
Late 1st — early 2nd century.
Inv. No. E.3133.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Found in 1740s near the Aventine hill in Rome.
In the top part there are the attributes of Heracles: a club and a bowl for wine, and also a mask of the hero. In the bottom part, on front of cart, harnessed by wild boars there are the mythical gold apples from the garden of nymphs Hesperides, granting the eternal youth, stolen by Heracles.
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