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Young Herakles

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Statuette of the young Herakles, wearing lion-skin and holding his club as a support in his left hand. Statue is based on famous cult-image in imperial Rome (see coins of Trajan, A.D. 98-117). See basalt replica in Museo Capitolino (Stuart Jones, Catalogue, pp. 275f., no. 3, pl. 64). Dark...

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By 1972: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Telemannstrasse 5, 6 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, April 12, 1972

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 084.


Height: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World