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Double herm: Herakles and Hebe

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The ends of the noses of both heads are broken off, and there are other slight injuries. The right side of the face of Herakles is incrusted. Herakles wears a wreath bound tightly around his forehead. It seems to be of laurel. Hebe is crowned with an ivy wreath, and her hair is carried to the...

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Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Late Republican or Early Imperial Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 216; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8197

Medium or Technique

Marble, fine-grained Greek, probably from the mainland

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture