Our reproduction of the Farnese Hercules Resting After His Twelve Labors Statue in the Naples Museum, Italy is made from fiberglass resin for use either in your garden or home. Hercules contemplates his labors by resting on his lion skin under his arm. It is a traditional pose for statues made for Roman baths and created on a colossal scale.
- Made to order from fiberglass resin for garden or home.
- Measures 30 inches H x 13 inches W x 12 inches deep. Weighs approx. 30-40 lbs.
- Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
Hercules, Herakles in Greece, was the son of the mighty god Zeus and the mortal Alcmene. The goddess Hera, wife of Zeus, was hostile to the youth who had been fathered by her husband out of wedlock. She sent two serpents to destroy him, but even as an infant in the cradle Hercules strangled the serpents, demonstrating the power that was to characterize his life. Hera's jealousy did not abate. After his marriage she drove him into an anger that caused him to kill his own children. For that rush act he was forced to do penance by serving Eurystheus, king of Mycenae, and performing twelve tasks of superhuman difficulty. They began with the slaying of the Nemean lion with his own hands. Ever afterward he wore the lion's skin which is his symbol. As further tasks he slew the Hydra and Stymphalian birds, captured Cyrynean stag, Erymanthian boar, Cretan bull, oxen of Geryon, wild horses of Diomedes, seized the beautiful girdle of Hippolyta and the golden apples of the Hesperides. As a final labor brought back the three-headed dog Cerberus from the underworld.