Herecle - Heracles and Mlacuch - Iole

Rivka Gersht

pp. 92-96

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A male figure struggling, abducting or merely carrying a female figure is shown on several 5th. century B.C. Etruscan mirror. The male figure is clearly recognized as Heracles by the lion skin that he wears, as well as by the club held in his right hand, and the bow and quiver shown in the background on the left hand side of the mirror. The scherne is repeated on the rnirrors with slight variations. The one in the British Museurn is iscribed, bearing the names of Herecele and Mlacuch.

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