Head of beardless Herakles (?) figurine

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
323–31 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7637

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of Herakles (?). Droops to left shoulder; short curly hair bound with a fillet. Neck preserved; white slip almost all over beard (?). Traces of gilding and red on the hair.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Rhousopoulos who . . . thought it was from Misthos [collection].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution