Title: Antikythera Weary Herakles
Findspot: Found at Off the coast of Attica (1901-1902), part of the Antikythera shipwreck.
Summary: Nude, aged Herakles, leaning on his club
Object Function: Unknown
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Original/copies
Style: Early Hellenistic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Copy
Original: Weary Herakles type
Date: ca. 80 BC - ca. 60 BC
Dimensions: H. 2.50 m
Scale: Colossal
Region: Attica
Period: Late Hellenistic

Subject Description: Replicating the Herakles Farnese version of the Weary Herakles type, this statue depicts a nude, aged, Herakles leans on his club (over which is draped the skin of the Nemean Lion), tilts his bearded head down, steps forward slightly with his left foot, and holds the apples of the Hesperides in his right hand, behind his back.

Condition: Nearly complete

Condition Description: The statue is missing the head (earlier restored) and left hand; surface is severely corroded (from underwater exposure).

Sources Used: Vermeule 1975, 326, n. 10 (with earlier bibliography); Karouzou 1968, 74Svoronos 1903-12, 55-57, pl. 11.1