Later Hellenistic Period
about 200 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 185.
Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Herakles is brandishing his club in the raised right hand, and attachments indicate that an object such as a sword or spear was held in the outstretched left hand. The Nemean Lion’s skin is worn on the hero’s head, forepaws being knotted around the neck and hind-paws and tail wrapped over the left arm. Left hand missing. Dark green patina.
By 1961: Mrs. Samuel Cabot Collection; gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot to MFA, September 20, 1961
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot