Head of Herakles or Telephos
Date ca. 340 BCE
Movement Greek | Late Classical
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.