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Head of beardless Herakles (?) figurine

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Head of Herakles (?). Droops to left shoulder; short curly hair bound with a fillet. Neck preserved; white slip almost all over beard (?). Traces of gilding and red on the hair.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Rhousopoulos who . . . thought it was from Misthos [collection].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 323–31 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Smyrna, Ionia, Asia Minor

Dimensions

11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7637

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture