Youth (Herakles?)

Italic
Archaic Period or later


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 204.

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.500

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

He has remains of an object (a club?) in the raised right hand. A necklace-like incised decoration (remains of a lion’s skin?) is about his chest and shoulders. Nipples are represented by incision. Left arm missing below elbow; both feet missing also. Crusty green patina with earth deposit.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to MFA, September 12, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson