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Torso of the Belvedere, adapted as Hercules with lion skin

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An image of Sculpture. Torso of the Belvedere. Adapted as Hercules with lion skin. Bronze, cast, height, whole, 19.6 cm, circa 1500- 1600. Italian. Notes: An adaptation of the antique marble torso in the sculpture court of the Belvedere in the Vatican. The lion skin is a reference to the first labour of Hercules, the strangling of the Nemean lion.

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Sculpture. Torso of the Belvedere. Adapted as Hercules with lion skin. Bronze, cast, height, whole, 19.6 cm, circa 1500- 1600. Italian. Notes: An adaptation of the antique marble torso in the sculpture court of the Belvedere in the Vatican. The lion skin is a reference to the first labour of Hercules, the strangling of the Nemean lion.

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  • Accession Number: M.22-1997
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 709 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 325.38kB
  • Exposure time: 1/250
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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