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Bust of Commodus as Hercules


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Bust of Commodus as Hercules

Fine Art Photo Print


The bust portrays the emperor Commodus as Hercules, with his typical attributes: the lion’s skin, the club, and the golden apples of Hesperides in his left hand as a reminder of his feats. The kneeling figure (head missing) may be an Amazon. The bust is
supported by a globe, which represents dominion, decorated with the signs of the zodiac. Resting upon the globe are two cornucopia, symbols of plenty, which surround an Amazonian shield in the form of a double eagle. This bust resides in the Capitoline Museum in Rome.

About The Photographer, Craig Phares

Craig took this picture for Pro Romanis several years ago on a photographic expedition to Rome. Craig Phares is a photographer, artist, designer, and programmer. He built his first game on a TI-85 calculator when he should have been doing math homework, and has never stopped, creating numerous jaw-dropping digital masterpieces for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. Craig studied sculpture at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, while constantly improving his design and programming skills on his own time. He went on to work for several advertising agencies, finally leaving to form his own company. Craig is the founder of Six Overground, a progressive digital agency focused on building full-scale digital platforms. His company has produced award-winning work for major brands and corporations including Citigroup, Estée Lauder, Havaianas HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, NFL, U.S. Air Force, and USDA. When he’s not glued to a computer monitor, you’ll find him in the real world, dreaming up the next big thing. To learn more about Craig, visit his website at