Herakles reclining with a wine cup
Late Imperial Period
3rd century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 107; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).
Height: 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Herakles reclines on a rockwork support. He is wreathed and holds a club and skyphos. A large piece is cut out of the back. There is a hole in the right knee. The patina is glossy green-brown.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, December 1901
Gift of Edward Perry Warren