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Torso of Polyphemus 3D Model
Torso of Polyphemus
Altemps Collection, Palazzo Altemps, Rome, Italy.
This male torso, listed in the Altemps inventories as “Hercules, partly of brick and partly of marble”, has been variously interpreted as Polyphemus, the cyclops blinded by Odysseus, Atlas, the Titan god of endurance, and Hercules, the Greek hero.
Most likely is that the torso is part of a group similar to that found at Sperlonga, which depicts Odysseus blinding Polyphemus, and dating to the 1st or 2nd century AD.