golden bronze old pendulum, clocks


HERCULES


SPECIFICATIONS


​DEPICTING HERCULES AND HIS SON TELEPHUS. 
​HERCULES IS ROCKING HIS SON WHILE RECLINING ON AN OAK TRUNK WITH OLIVE BRANCHES. 
​NOTE THE SKIN AND LION HEAD THAT HERCULES WEARS. ON THE RIGHT HIS ROD IS RESTING ON THE CIPPUS OF THE TREE ON WHICH THE VINES KEEP FALLING. 

TYPOLOGY:
PENDULUM.

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA:
​FRANCE.

​PERIOD:
​1830.

MEASUREMENTS IN CENTIMETRES:
 51X36X13

CASE GLAZED IN GOLDEN BRONZE.
 
MECHANICAL OUTPUT WITH ANCHOR.

 SUSPENSION WIRE.

CHIMES ON THE HALF HOUR.






​BRIEF INTRODUCTION

HERCULES


​HERCULES IS A FIGURE OF ROMAN MYTHOLOGY, AN ITALIAN FORM OF THE WORSHIP OF THE GREEK HERO HERACLES, PROBABLY INTRODUCED TO THE PEOPLE BY THE SAMNITE GREEK SETTLERS IN PARTICULAR THE COLONY OF CUMA, THE LATINS AND THE SABINES FROM THE ETRUSCAN HERCLE. HERCULES IS KNOWN FOR HIS TWELVE LABOURS. THESE INDICATE HOW THE MYTH DERIVED DIRECTLY FROM ANY PREVIOUS SOLAR WORSHIP. HIS TWELVE LABOURS SYMBOLIZE THE PASSAGE OF THE SUN THROUGH THE TWELVE HOUSES OF THE ZODIAC. 
THE LEGEND SPEAKS OF HERCULES AND HIS SON TELEPHUS. HERCULES RECALLS THE INTIMATE DETAILS OF THE ORIGINS OF ROME IN PARTICULAR ALLUDING TO THE VICTORY OF CIVILIZATION OVER THE BARBARIC ANCIENT LAZIO. HERACLES: GOD WITH THE SPEAR AND LION SKIN, HOLDING IN HIS ARM HIS SON TELEPHUS, BORN TO THE PRIESTESS AUGE. SHE WAS FORCED TO LEAVE THE LITTLE ONE ON THE MOUNTAINS OF ARCADIA, WHERE HE WAS FED BY A DOE AND THEN FOUND BY HIS FATHER. TELEPHUS BECOME KING OF MYSIA, HE WAS THE PROTAGONIST OF A COMPLEX AND VARIED RICH MYTH WHICH BROUGHT HIM TO BE INVOLVED IN THE GREEK FLEET AGAINST TROY. 






golden bronze old pendulum, clocks






golden bronze old pendulum, clocks






golden bronze old pendulum, clocks






golden bronze old pendulum, clocks





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