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Herakles reclining with a wine cup

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Herakles reclines on a rockwork support. He is wreathed and holds a club and skyphos. A large piece is cut out of the back. There is a hole in the right knee. The patina is glossy green-brown.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, December 1901

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Roman, Late Imperial Period, 3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 107; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8375

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture