Double herm: Herakles and Hebe
Late Republican or Early Imperial Period
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 216; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).
Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, fine-grained Greek, probably from the mainland
Out on Loan
Out On Loan
The ends of the noses of both heads are broken off, and there are other slight injuries. The right side of the face of Herakles is incrusted.
Herakles wears a wreath bound tightly around his forehead. It seems to be of laurel. Hebe is crowned with an ivy wreath, and her hair is carried to the sides, above the ears, in wavy locks.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund