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Drawing of Hercules slaying the Hydra

Date made: 17th century

Maker / artist: Giovanni Andrea Sirani

Date collected: 1830-1883 (circa)

Collector: Thomas Man Bridge

Material: paper

Period: 1610-1670

Accession number: F3644.57

Giovanni Andrea Sirani (1610-1670) Hercules Slaying the Hydra. Brown wash on paper, 205 x 146 mm Folkestone Museum (Master Collection) F.3644.57 The man with a club is mythical Greek hero Hercules. He is wearing a lion skin. The monster has seven heads. It is a Hydra, or watersnake. Hercules personified physical strength and courage. His battle with the Hydra was the second of hisTwelve Labours,

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