Herkules og Hebe CC0
Bertel Thorvaldsen
: Bertel (Albert, Alberto) Thorvaldsen
: 19.11.1770
: 24.03.1844
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Hercules and Hebe, 1829-1840
Possibly executed by Johann Scholl after Thorvaldsen's relief Inv.no. A317

Marble. 81,5 cm diameter
Inventory number: A321

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Hebe is the goddess of youth. Here she is pouring the draught of immortality for Hercules, who is recognized by his club and the lion’s skin on which he is sitting. Hercules had once strangled a lion with his bare hands.