Tag Archive for Heracles

Fragment of a leg of Hercules fighting the Hydra

Inv. Scu 237 The fragment originally belonged to a colossal statue feautring Hercules fighting the Lernaean Hydra. The monster’s serpent-shaped body is crowned by a female head with the mouth open in agony and the hair consisting of snakeheads; small…

Child Statue of Hercules

Inv. Scu 1016 This monumental statue represents the hero Hercules as a child and is made of basalt. The god is shown nude with the exception of the iconographic lion skin worn over his head. The legs and paws of…

Statuette of child Hercules

Inv. Scu 383 The child Hercules , with the lion skin covering the head and tied on the chest, rests on a club and stands with his weight on the right leg; the right hand is placed behind his back…

Young Hercules with snakes

Inv. Scu 247 The statuette shows a child who, seated on the ground, is struggling with two snakes. The work is inspired by an episode from the life of the infant Hercules: enraged because of Zeus’s adultery with Alcmene, Hera…