Head of a Statue of the Cypriot Herakles

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Liana Miate
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published on 23 April 2022

Herakles is wearing a lion's head with a wide-open muzzle as headgear. It belongs to a large series of Cypriot sculptures in which Herakles is represented holding a club in his right hand.

There are traits in the typology of the work which derive from the kindred Phoenician god Melqart.

From Cyprus, Cypro-Archaic II Period, c. 500 BCE. Made from limestone. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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