Double herm: Herakles and Hebe

Late Republican or Early Imperial Period

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, fine-grained Greek, probably from the mainland

Out on Loan

Out On Loan


The Ancient World



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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund