The fragment has been broken or cut off and dressed (perhaps in post-antique times) irregularly through the upper shoulders. The surfaces are somewhat weathered. The drilling of the eyes, which is undoubtedly ancient, indicates a date in the second or third centuries A.D. Farnese Hercules type.
By date unknown: Charles C. Perkins Collection; gift of Charles C. Perkins to MFA, 1876
Gift of Charles C. Perkins
Roman, about A.D. 190–210
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 164; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).
15 x 10 cm (5 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stone, marble from western Asia Minor?