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Youth (Herakles?)

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He has remains of an object (a club?) in the raised right hand. A necklace-like incised decoration (remains of a lion's skin?) is about his chest and shoulders. Nipples are represented by incision. Left arm missing below elbow; both feet missing also. Crusty green patina with earth deposit.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to MFA, September 12, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Italic, Archaic Period or later,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 204.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

18.500

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture