Farnese Hercules

Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 28 July 2014

The Farnese Hercules is an ancient sculpture, probably an enlarged copy made in the early 3rd century CE and signed by a certain Glykon, from an original by Lysippos (or one of his circle) that would have been made in the fourth century BCE. The copy was made for the Baths of Caracalla in Rome (dedicated in 216 CE), where it was recovered in 1546 CE.



About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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