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Hercules and Omphale
Inv.Nr. 12578

The painting from the school of Lucas Cranach from about 1545 show a famous scene of greek mythology: Hercules is dressed like a woman by his lover, queen Omphale of Lydia. It was highly popular during the renaissance period as a symbol of the world upside down - the hero dressed in womens clothes spinning the wool while queen Omphale dresses in his lions hide and takes his cutchel. It is also a symbol of the power of love.

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