Farnese Hercules Statue
The Farnese Hercules Statue, after the antique.
This was a favorite marble sculpture of the Romans, with many examples being found in Roman palaces & gymnasiums.
Carved from marble by Lysippos, a Greek sculptor who lived and worked during the time of Alexander the Great.
It was called the Farnese because it was discovered in the baths of Caracalla in Rome, in 1540, it was then installed within the court yard of the Farnese Palace, Rome.
Today it stands in the Museo Nazionale, Italy.
61 cm tall.