Roman Bronze Herakles
An ancient Roman large bronze statuette of nude youthful Herakles. He stands in contrapposto pose with one hand resting on his hip and the other arm holding the skin of the Nemean Lion. The statuette is perhaps a portrait of a ruler in the guise of the hero.
Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV (1985), no. 276.
Formerly in a Rochester Hills, Michigan private collection, acquired from Royal-Athena Galleries, New York in 1986.