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Mask of Herakles, Myronian Type

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Mask of Herakles. The curls of hair and beard treated as pellets. Traces of gilding. Replica of the head of 14.733 (Marble Herakles). Style of 450 B.C.

Provenance

By 1892: Camille Lecuyer Collection; by 1914: with E. P. Warren; gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, August 6, 1914

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Place of Manufacture

Smyrna, Ionia, Asia Minor

Dimensions

7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.732

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture