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Head of Herakles, of the Dresden-Copenhagen type

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The nose is restored; the outer part of the right ear is broken and rubbed away, the left ear has been damaged, and some locks of the hair have been rubbed. Scientific Analysis: Harvard Lab No. HI773: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.88 / delta18O -7.46, Attribution - Pentelikon, Justification...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Said to be from the Nani collection. . . .But J. M. enquired at Venice and was assured by Zuber that it came with many things that went to Berlin from the Trevisano-Guistiniani collection.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Early Imperial Period, A.D. 1–150

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 163; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length (of face): 33 x 17 cm (13 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.287

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture