<em>Male Head</em>. Schist, 4 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 5 1/16 in. (12.4 x 11.4 x 12.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 70.89.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.70.89.1_view4.jpg)

Male Head

Medium: Schist

Geograhical Locations:

Dimensions: 4 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 5 1/16 in. (12.4 x 11.4 x 12.9 cm)


Accession Number: 70.89.1

Image: CUR.70.89.1_view4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Youthful male head of dark green schist. The eyes are deeply set into the face, and the corners of the mouth are drawn slightly downwards. On the youth’s head is a lion’s skin, and this attribute makes probable the identification of this piece as a representation of the young Heracles. Condition: Broken off diagonally at neck. Chin and nose mostly missing. Chips in eyes and brows. Top of head chipped and worn; other chips and scratches. Incrustation in some hollows.

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