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Greek Marble Head of Herakles

An ancient Hellenistic Greek marble bearded head of Herakles with his head turned to the left. The depiction is a small scale version of the famous Farnese weary Herakles where the hero is depicted at the completion of his twelve labors.

Ca. 2nd – 1st century BC.

Height: 3 in. (7.5 cm).

The Greek hero Herakles (Hercules) was a popular subject in Classical art and religion. Generally he was depicted nude, with his attributes: the lion skin, club and bow. He was worshipped in numerous sanctuaries, and often functioned as an oracular and healing god.

Formerly in the collection of Artemis A. W. Joukowsky (1930-2020) and Dr. Martha Sharp Joukowsky (1936-2022), Providence, Rhode Island.

Inv#: 9017

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