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Votive relief to Herakles Alexikakos

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The relief is topped by a simple molding and terminates below in a flat, projecting band which acts as a base for the figures. Herakles points his right hand to the shrine beside him. A lion's skin hangs from his left arm, and his left hand holds a club. Its end, chisled off, rested on the floor...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: "Found in the Piraeus in a "heiligthum" "[sanctuary].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, first half of the 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 077; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108-109 (additional published references).


Height x width: 53 x 67.5 cm (20 7/8 x 26 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, from tMt. Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World