Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Hercules and Telephus - artist unknown, originally from Herculaneum.

Hercules recognizes his natural son Telephus (suckled by a doe in lower left), in the presence of Arcadia (seated.). The scene represents the founding myth of the Attalid rulers of Pergamum.

1 comment:

Steven Lester said...

Was Arcadia the mom? She appears somewhat distracted. Does she even know she has a son? Thank goodness for short does.