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Italy
Firenze
Firenze (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza della Signoria

Ercole e Caco

Hercules and Cacus

Heracles (Ἡρακλῆς), Latin: Hercules
divine hero in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Alcmene
(Wikipedia)
Baccio Bandinelli
1525-34

Firenze /  Ercole e Caco   Firenze /  Ercole e Caco

Description

Marble statue of the demi-god Hercules, killing the fire-belching monster Cacus during his tenth labor for stealing cattle.

Signature

baccivs bandinell | floren faciebat | m.d. xxxiii

Firenze - Ercole e Caco

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Location (N 43°46'9" - E 11°15'21")

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