Ring with Herakles
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 288; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
On the bezel in intaglio, Herakles walks to the left, carrying his lion’s skin on the left shoulder and his club in his left hand. In the extended right he holds a skyphos. Most of the ring broken away. Dark green patina.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution