Appliqué in the form of a head of Herakles - ROM2018_16192_24


Appliqué in the form of a head of Herakles

Geography: Greece
Date: c. 325-275 BC
Period: Hellenistic/Macedonian
3.2 x 3.16 x 2.2 cm
Object number: 998.19.1
Credit Line: Gift of the ROM Reproductions Fund of the ROM Foundation
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionGold applique is made in the form of a frontal head of Herakles. The round applique, made from a stout sheet of gold, was formed in a die followed by chasing.Two thick, U-shaped gold prongs, for attachment to a garment or box, are soldered to the back. Herakles' frontal face is framed by the lion skin. The hair of the lion's mane is skillfully engraved and the fur is finely stippled. The lion's paws are tied into a Herakles knot below the hero's softly modelled face.
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