Caravaggi Antiques Gallery

Art. 1968 › Sculpture marble


Fragment of a virile sculpture depicting Hercules carrying the Lion of Nemea as a trophy.

The legend tells the first of the twelve labors of Hercules (Heracles) where the sovereign Eurystheus, as the first undertaking, ordered him to kill the lion of Nemea and to bring him his skin. The lion of Nemea was a legendary beast: son of Typhon, it was said that he was invulnerable to the weapons

 

 

Art. 1968 - Sculpture marble