Hercules And Omphale

From Room No. 9 in the House of the Mosaic Atrium, Herculaneum
Currently displayed in the Naples Archaeological Museum

Hercules' service to Omphale resulted in an affair, perhaps even a marriage. Bizzare stories are told about it, for example, that the lovers wore each other's clothes. The mythological couple bacame a symbol of marital devotion, and that is the role they play in this painting.