Pro Romanis Art

Young Hercules with Snakes


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Young Hercules with Snakes

Fine Art Photo Print


The statue represents the baby Hercules strangling the two snakes that were sent by Hera, jealous of the infant who was the offspring of a liaison between Jupiter and the mortal girl Alcmene.

The facial features may represent a real child, perhaps a young member of the imperial family who died at a very young age. The identification with Hercules could mean that the boy had been divinized soon after his death.

The sculpture is dated to the second half of the 2nd century AD, the late Antonine period. The sculpture can be seen at 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