This larger than life sculpture was carved out of marble by an unknown artist in the 2nd Century A.D. It was found in Tivoli (to the east of Rome) in Italy.
In Greek mythology, Telephus (Ancient Greek: "much-beaming") was the son of Heracles and Auge, daughter of king Aleus of Tegea; and the daddy of Eurypylus. He was meant to be king of Tegea, but became the king of Mysia in Asia Minor. The Achaeans wounded him when they were coming to sack Troy and bring back Helen to Sparta.
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