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Herakles

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The nose, the chin, and parts of the lips (?) have been restored in plaster. An outer piece of the left ear is restored in marble. The surfaces have acquired a rich yellow patina, partly cleaned particularly around the eyes. Herakles wears a crown or rolled fillet, tied with ribbons, in his...

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Provenance

1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Augusto Valenzi (origin said to be Rome); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $491.89 (this is the total purchase price for MFA 88.346–530)

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Greco-Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 162.

Dimensions

44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

88.350

Medium or Technique

Marble from Carrara in northwest Italy

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture