Small-scale copy of a Greek statue of the early 3rd century B.C.
The Greek hero, Herakles, is shown as a beardless young man with sideburns. He has cauliflower ears-disfigured by boxing--and a victory wreath around his head. The head bears a strong resemblance to a group of Roman works, known as the Lenback type, that probably reflect more or less closely a Greek bronze statue of the early Hellenistic period.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 121, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 136, p. 78, pls. 101c-e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.