Head of Herakles or Telephos

Head of Herakles or Telephos

Date ca. 340 BCE

Movement Greek | Late Classical

Medium Marble

Height 12.5″

Stolen from the Archaelogical Museum, Tegea

 

Thought to have been produced by Skopas of Paros, or an artist very familiar with his work. This work features the same doughy planes of Pheidian sculpture, though with the sunken eyes and a sharp turn of the head, it carries an entirely new, perhaps less-optimistic, emotion than its Parthenon predecessors.