Hércules Farnesio (Ercole Farnese) de Glykon

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The original Hercules Farnese (Ercole Farnese) is a marble sculpture presumably from the 3rd century AD, by the Athenian sculptor Glykon. It is the most famous copy of a lost original in bronze attributed to Lysippus, a sculptor of the 4th century BC.

It was found in 1546 at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome and immediately became part of the collection of classical sculpture of Cardinal Alexander Farnese, son of Pope Paul III. For generations it decorated the Farnese Palace, until in 1787 it was moved to Naples, along with the entire Farnese collection, which can be seen in the National Archaeological Museum.

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Height: 23.22 ". 
Width: 8.66 ".
Depth: 7.87 ".
Weight: 10 kg (22.04 lbs)
Material: reconstituted marble (marble dust + high density resin).

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The figure of Heracles, the Greek hero, personified the triumph of man's courage and bravery over the series of trials imposed on him by the jealous gods. He, the son of Zeus, had been granted the gift of immortality. In the classical period, his role as the savior of mankind had been accentuated, but he also possessed such mortal defects as lust and greed.

Lyssippus' interpretation of the hero was intended to reflect these aspects of his mortal nature and gave him a portrait that served as a model for the rest of antiquity and fixed the image of Hercules in the European imagination.

The statue of Hercules Farnese depicts the weary hero at the end of his work, resting on his mace. On the mace is the skin of the Lion of Nemea, killed by Heracles in one of his works. With his right hand behind his back, the hero holds the golden apples of the garden of Hesperides, which assure him of eternal life. But in the figure, the weariness of man is represented. The massive musculature gives the impression of exhausted power.

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Hércules Farnesio (Ercole Farnese) de Glykon

The original Hercules Farnese (Ercole Farnese) is a marble sculpture presumably from the 3rd century AD, by the Athenian sculptor Glykon. It is the most famous copy of a lost original in bronze attributed to Lysippus, a sculptor of the 4th century BC.

It was found in 1546 at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome and immediately became part of the collection of classical sculpture of Cardinal Alexander Farnese, son of Pope Paul III. For generations it decorated the Farnese Palace, until in 1787 it was moved to Naples, along with the entire Farnese collection, which can be seen in the National Archaeological Museum.

Dimensions

Height: 23.22 ". 
Width: 8.66 ".
Depth: 7.87 ".
Weight: 10 kg (22.04 lbs)
Material: reconstituted marble (marble dust + high density resin).

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Delivery time: Delivery within 15 days to 25 days.

Shipping: Transport costs are automatically calculated when you finalize your purchases at the checkout.

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