Category: herakles

theancientwayoflife:

~ Scene of Herakles.

Place of origin: Roman Empire

Date: A.D. 4th century

Medium: Bone

Alexander The Great wearing a lion skin, a frequent attribute on monetary portraits alluding to Herakles, his mythical ancestor; inscribed letters on the face are later additions. Pentelic marble, ca. 300 BC. Found in Kerameikon. National Archaeological Museum, Athens,