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

Attributes of Heracles.

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

Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum
(Санкт-Петербург, Государственный Эрмитаж).

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.
Keywords: μωσαϊκό mosaic mosaics mosaica mosaici mosaik mosaïque ελληνική μυθολογία mythologia graeca greek mythology mitologia greca griechische mythologie grecque ρωμαϊκή romana roman römische romaine ἡρακλῆς ηρακλής herakles heracles èracle eracle héraclès hercules ercole herkules hercule ρώμη rome roma romano rom römisches attribute attributes of marble smalt club cup bowl for wine mask hero cart wild boar gold apple apples garden hesperides inv no e 3133 e3133 e.3133