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Warrior or hero, probably Herakles

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He could be a very stylized Herakles, with rudimentary lion's skin on his left arm and club in his raised right hand. Traces of greenish patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Collection of Mrs. Katharine Gale Gere; gift of Mrs. Katharine Gale Gere to MFA, July 16, 1908

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Katharine Gale Gere

Italic, Archaic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 186; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.328

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture