Centerpiece of Collection: Temple of Herakles Room

Centerpiece of Collection: Temple of Herakles Room

Centerpiece of Collection: Temple of Herakles Room (life size statue). Getty Villa, Malibu/Pacific Palisades, California. One of best places/museums to visit in the Los Angeles area. Descriptive sign says “The domed, circular room is modeled after an underground sanctuary dedicated to the hero Herakles that was discovered at Monte del’Incastro, Italy. It was specially designed to house the statue of the Lansdowne Herakles, considered by J. Paul Getty to be the most important work of art in his collection. The Greek hero Herakles carries a club over his left shoulder and holds a lionskin in his right hand. More info is at: http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/6549/unknown-maker-statue-of-hercules-lansdowne-herakles-roman-about-125/

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