Herakles as Pugilist

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 October 2019
Herakles as Pugilist

This smaller than life-size head came from a statue that represented the Greek hero Herakles as a pugilist. Indications for this include the puffy ears that also appear in images of sportsmen. Herakles was their patron deity; the statue may, therefore, have been erected in a sanctuary. Marble. 200-150 BCE. From the Theodor Mommsen Collection; donated by Hans and Margareta Mommsen in 2008 CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Herakles as Pugilist. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11378/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Herakles as Pugilist." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11378/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Herakles as Pugilist." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 29 Jan 2020.

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