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Gilded bronze statue of Hercules

IV Century B.C.

Musei Capitolini
Musei Capitolini

The statue originated in the Forum Boarium, where it was found during the pontificate of Sixtus IV. The statue must have represented the cult statue whithin the round temple dedicated to the Greek hero in the second century BC. The statue's proportions and strong modeling demonstrate that it was based on Greek models of the fourth century BC, close to the Lysippic style. A recent hypothesis suggests that it could have derived directly from the mold of a bronze statue of that period

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