Wall painting from Herculaneum, ‘Hercules and Telephus’

Wall painting from Herculaneum, ‘Hercules and Telephus’


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Herculaneum Hercules and Telephus

This painting is thought to reproduce a Hellenistic original. The scene represents the founding myth of the Attalid rulers of Pergamum. Hercules recognizes his natural son Telephus (suckled by a doe in lower left), in the presence of Arcadia (seated.)

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