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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Six Octagonal Compostions, Hercules and Hebe, Two Foliated Ornaments, Sala di Ercole e Ebe, Palazzo Gessi", 1813

type: Drawing

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Six octagons showing Hercules and Hebe: 1) Wedding of Hebe and Hercules; their right hands joined as they stand before Jupiter. 2) Hebe offers nectar to Jupiter and approaches seated gods. 3) Hebe offers nectar to Juno, seated at right, in front of goddesses. 4) Hebe shown falling, holding pitcher and cup. Gods seated in rear with Jupiter in center. On the bottom: 5) Hebe rejuvenates charioteer of Hercules. Hebe seated at left, holds bowl from which kneeling man drinks. Hercules with chariot. 6) Hebe offers nectar to Hercules. Mercurius leads her to Hercules. Two foliated ornaments of different designs, each consisting of center rosette and outer wreath connected by radially disposed plant motifs.


Felice Giani


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