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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

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, about A.D. 190–210

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone, marble from western Asia Minor?


The Ancient World