Warrior or hero, probably Herakles
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 186; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
Height: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
He could be a very stylized Herakles, with rudimentary lion’s skin on his left arm and club in his raised right hand. Traces of greenish patina.
By date unknown: Collection of Mrs. Katharine Gale Gere; gift of Mrs. Katharine Gale Gere to MFA, July 16, 1908
Gift of Mrs. Katharine Gale Gere