2nd century A.D.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 084.
Height: 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of the young Herakles, wearing lion-skin and holding his club as a support in his left hand. Statue is based on famous cult-image in imperial Rome (see coins of Trajan, A.D. 98-117). See basalt replica in Museo Capitolino (Stuart Jones, Catalogue, pp. 275f., no. 3, pl. 64). Dark greenish-black patina.
1972, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), Frankfurt, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 12, 1972)
Edwin E. Jack Fund