Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4031
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Greek
Provenience Mediterranean
Period Hellenistic Period
Date Made ca. 300 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Technique Carved
Iconography Heracles

Mature Herakles, garlanded 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.

Height 18.5 cm
Width 8.7 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Paul Arndt, Subscription of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1904

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