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The Italian family ruling the duchy of Parma and Piacenza from 1545 to 1731. The Farnese Hercules, a copy (by Glycon of Athens) of the statue of Hercules by Lysippus, Greek sculptor of the 4th century bc, excavated in 1540 from the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, was initially in the possession of the family.

Subjects: Art.

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