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Marble statue of Herakles

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 11 in. (28 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard C. Hunt, 1948
Accession Number:
48.161.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Said to be from Greece

This small statue, identified as Herakles by the lion skin tied around his shoulders, was probably set up in a villa garden.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 124, pp. 74-75, pls. 95d-e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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