Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Cycles Twelve Labours Rome, Villa Borghese, Sarcophagus (Mid-2nd century) and drawings after it
Myths Labours Cretan bull
Myths Labours Mares of Diomedes
Myths Labours Girdle of Hippolyte
Myths Labours Apples of the HesperidesHercules killing the dragon
Myths ExploitsHercules and AchelousAchelous as bull
Myths ExploitsHercules fighting centaursMiscellaneous
Census of Antique Art known to the RenaissanceKnown PrototypesSarcophagiRome, Villa Borghese
Ganymede
Single figure Alone Miscellaneous
Assembly of the Gods
SOCIAL LIFE
Hunting
Cycles
Justice and punishment
Prisoners
Further details
A restoration transformed Hercules and the Cretan Bull (left) into Hercules and Achelous and added the two scenes at the right; the lid apparently does not belong to the sarcophagus
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
mid 2nd century
LOCATION
Rome, Villa Borghese
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Carl Robert, Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs III, 1, Berlin 1897, p. 147f, no. 127
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RELATIONS
Census database
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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