Herakles type figurine --apparently part of the comic type as the hero is given a distorted body

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic or Roman Period
2nd century B.C.–2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7622

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head and torso of a hunchback (Aesop?). Body distorted and ill proportioned, as is commonly found in the Smyrnaic repetoire. head dignified and of the usual Herakles type; arms and legs were attached. Traces of white slip and a dark red body color.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution