Large-grained white marble.
1st century CE.
Height 36 cm.
Inv. No. 1839.Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekPhoto by Sergey Sosnovskiy


Large-grained white marble.
1st century CE.
Height 36 cm.
Inv. No. 1839.

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek).

Aquired in 1902. From Croatia.

74. Herakles?

This face of a young man is crowned by a shock of tousled curly hair, whose front locks are rendered more carefully than the remainder. The eyes are set deeply beneath the sharply executed brows and the prominent forehead. The head is turned slightly to the left.
The head is closely related to works in the Late Classical style and recalls those of both Skopas and Lysippos, such as the so-called Herakles Lansdowne in the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu.
1st century AD in the Late Classical style.

I. N. 1839
Head. Fairly large-grained, white marble.
H. 36.
Part of the nose has been broken off and is missing, and there is damage to the lips, chin and the hair over the right temple. The surface is somewhat weathered. The neck is cut through and shaped so that it would fit the modern bust of a strategos, which the head surmounted when it was acquired.
Acquired in 1902 through the agency of Paul Arndt from the archiepiscopal seminary at Udine, like the female torso 2. The inscription on an old photograph gives the provenance as Split (Spalato) in Dalmatia/Croatia.

M. Moltesen
F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 365; Arndt (1901) 7.9, 18.9; B. Schweitzer, ÖJh 39 (1952) 101 ff; A. Linfert, Von Polyklet zu Lysipp (1966) 75, note 21; A. F. Stewart, Skopas of Paros (1977) 102.
(сс) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
© 2002. M. Moltesen. Catalogue Imperial Rome, vol. II, Statues. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 2002, pp. 239—240, cat. no. 74.
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