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Acropolis Museum

The Apotheosis of Hercules, part of a limestone pediment  of a small building, dates back to ca. 580 BC. It depicts the reception of Hercules as a hero by the Olympian gods. On the left, Zeus is shown sitting on his throne, his face turned so that he is looking over his shoulder. His wife, Hera, is portrayedf acing the front, a daring pose for that time. Hercules is pictured moving towards the father of the gods and is followed by Hermes. - Acropolis Museum











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