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Room of Hercules

In Greek mythology, Hercules was the son of Jupiter and the mortal Alcmene, thus earning the undying hatred of Jupiter's wife Juno. She attempted to kill him by having two snakes placed in his cradle. Endowed with superhuman strength, Hercules is celebrated for his countless heroic deeds, especially the "Twelve Labours". Those deeds inspired the parallel with the room dedicated to valiant mercenary captain Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Duke Cosimo I's father, which lies immediately beneath this room.

1556-1557
Paintings: Giorgio Vasari and Marco Marchetti da Faenza, oil on wood (ceiling) and fresco (frieze)Ercole fanciullo strozza i serpenti

CEILING
The baby Hercules strangles the snakes Juno had placed in his cradle


città di firenze
Comune di Firenze
Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria
50122 FIRENZE
P.IVA 01307110484
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