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Ercole e il centauro Nesso

Hercules beating the Centaur Nessus

Heracles (Ἡρακλῆς), Latin: Hercules
divine hero in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Alcmene
(Wikipedia)
Giambologna
1599

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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.

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Location (N 43°46'9" - E 11°15'19")

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