Weary Heracles (Hercules) plaque

Made of cast stone and hand-finished in antique finish

Antique Stone

W: 13.25" H: 20" D: 2 (34cm x 51cm x 5cm)

8 lbs (3.6 kg)

Item No.

National Archaeological Museum, Naples

Roman Imperial (1st-4th century A.D.)


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In Greek mythology, Heracles was the demigod son of Zeus and Alcmene, the grand-daughter of Perseus and the wife of Amphitryon. In Roman mythology he was called Hercules. He was, arguably, the greatest of the mythical heroes, best known for his superhuman strength and many stories are told of his life. The most famous group of stories tell of The Twelve Labours of Herakles. In ancient art is portrayed nude and leaning (hence "Weary Heracles") with the lion's skin near him. This is a reproduction of the statue Weary Heracles Hercules Farnese now in the National Archeological Museum at Naples.
Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.

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