Young Herakles

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 084.

Dimensions

Height: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.358

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of the young Herakles, wearing lion-skin and holding his club as a support in his left hand. Statue is based on famous cult-image in imperial Rome (see coins of Trajan, A.D. 98-117). See basalt replica in Museo Capitolino (Stuart Jones, Catalogue, pp. 275f., no. 3, pl. 64). Dark greenish-black patina.

Provenance

By 1972: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Telemannstrasse 5, 6 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, April 12, 1972

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund