Attributes of Heracles.

Marble, smalt. Late 1st early 2nd century.
Inv. E.3133.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Found in 1740s near the Aventine hill in Rome.
Description:
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.
Credits:
2004 Photo: S. Sosnovskiy.
Text: museum inscription to the mosaic.
RUSSIAN

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Keywords: attribute attributes of Heracles Herakles Hercules Eracle Ercole marble smalt Hercules club cup bowl for wine mask of hero cart wild boar gold apple apples garden of Hesperides Inv E3133
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