c. 300 BC
Mature Herakles, garlandeda with vine leaves, ca. half life size, from full statue. Head turned to ca. 3/4 proper left. Hair and beard closely cropped, moustache full. At moment of rest; not emotional. Lips parted by groove; hair on head perfunctorily treated. Meant to be seen from right, in 3/4 view. Right side stained; head once imbedded in mortar. Unknown locality, marble is non-Attic and it is not a Roman copy.
Purchased from Paul Arndt
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
[Catalogue, Collection] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 50, no. 31
[Book] Uhlenbrock, Jaimee P. 1986. "Herakles: Passage of the hero through 1000 years of classical art.".
[Article] Wakeley, Elizabeth T. & Ridgway, Brunilde S. 1965. "A head of Herakles in the Philadelphia University Museum". AJA. 69: 156-160, pl. 43-44.
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