Musei Vaticani, State of the Vatican City

Artist/Maker Unknown

Heracles with club, lion skin and golden apples. The statue was found neatly buried under tiles with the inscription (“FCS” : “fulgor conditum summanium”), indicating that it was struck by lightning then buried on the spot. Gilt bronze, Roman artwork of the 2nd century AD.

Dimensions Unspecified

Credit line From the area of the Theatre of Pompey, 1864

Accession number Inv. 252

Museo Pio-Clementino, Sala Rotunda

Photographer/Source Jastrow (2003)

Heracles / Hercules Gallery

Mythology Images

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