Musei Vaticani, State of the Vatican City
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.
Credit line From the area of the Theatre of Pompey, 1864
Accession number Inv. 252
Museo Pio-Clementino, Sala Rotunda
Photographer/Source Jastrow (2003)