Piazza della Signoria
(Loggia dei Lanzi)
Ercole e il centauro Nesso
Hercules beating the Centaur Nessus
Heracles (Ἡρακλῆς), Latin: Hercules
divine hero in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Alcmene
Sculpture depicting Hercules slaying the centraur Nessus. Nessus had tried to steal Hercules' wife by carrying her across the river. Just as he was trying to steal her away, Hercules shot him with a poisoned arrow.
- Giambologna, or Jean Boulogne, incorrectly known as Giovanni da Bologna and Giovanni Bologna (Douai 1529 - Florence 1608), sculptor, known for his marble and bronze statuary in a late Renaissance or Mannerist style
Sources & Information
Location (N 43°46'9" - E 11°15'19")
Item Code: itto047; Photograph: 8 May 2017
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