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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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Provenance

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.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1972.358

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture