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Figurine of Herakles shooting his bow

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Ornament from the rim of a vessel (?); the place of attachment on the left side shows that the figure was to be seen in profile to the right and was applied to a curved surface. Herakles is in the archaic running, kneeling posture. The hero is bearded and wears a tight-fitting cloth cap (or his...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: purchased from Rhousopoulos who said it came from Macedonia from near Amphipolis); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 550 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 021; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length (at bottom): 7 x 6.3 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

98.657

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture