Head of Herakles figurine

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
323–31 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7639

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of Herakles. Brow furrowed with wrinkles; ears large; wears a heavy wreath; hair and long beard in short curly locks. Traces of gilding.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution