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Wilhelmshöhe (formerly Karlsberg) was begun by Landgraf Karl in 1696. It is a enormous expanse of baroque terrassing and cascades, occupying an entire hillside in the city of Kassel. The garden was modelled after the italian rennaissance gardens of Rome, and Karl employed italian architects (Giovanni Francesco Guerniero) and hydro-engineers to create spectacular waterfeatures similar to the Villas d'Este, Lante or Aldobrandini. The crown of the hill is the gigantic 'grotto' topped by the…
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A nymph (Hesperid) in the Garden of the Hesperides, the Greek Version of Eden, tends to the Genesis Serpent entwined about the apple tree. 350 BC.
Bronze group: Herakles at the tree of the Hesperides, holding three of the golden apples in his left hand. Behind him is the apple tree with the guardian serpent clinging around it. Culture/period Roman. Date 1stC Findspot: Byblos, temple
A golden Hellenistic snake arm band with garnet inlay and featuring the Reef Knot (aka Hercules Knot); circa 3rd - 2nd century BC, Pforzheim Museum, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Tableman - Germany, ca 1150. Backgammon playing piece depicting Hercules performing his 11th labor, a rare motif in Western medieval art of this period
Heracles in the Garden of the Hesperides,drawing from a vase painting