Pair of gold and glass earrings with baby Herakles


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163

The snake that baby Herakles holds at arm's length was sent by the goddess Hera to kill him when she found out that his father, Zeus, had been unfaithful with the mortal Alkmene of Thebes.

Pair of gold and glass earrings with baby Herakles, Gold and glass, Greek

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