6 December 2007
PROPERTY FROM A CONNECTICUT COLLECTION
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERCULES
CIRCA LATE 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The deified hero with a full beard and hair of deeply drilled curly locks, the thick mustache overhanging his upper lip, the unarticulated almond-shaped eyes drilled at their inner canthi and recessed below the prominent brows, crowned with a laurel wreath tied in a "Herakles" knot at the nape of his neck, loosely based on a Greek 4th century B.C. prototype by Lysippos
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high
Grinnell College Art Collection, gifted circa 1950.
Acquired by the current owner in 2001.
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