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Marble Head of Herakles

Marble head of Herakles
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Period: Imperial
Date: 1st century A.D.
Culture: Roman
Medium: Marble, Parian ?
Dimensions: H. 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm)
Classification: Stone Sculpture
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number: 27.122.18
This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 162

Scanned with 123DCatch on iPhone 5S.

Storytelling Through Objects in Ancient Greece

Recommended Grade Levels: 4th-5th grade
Supplies Needed: 1 3D printer, 1 spool of PLA plastic filament
Preparation time: 4 hours
Lesson duration: 1 hour

Description: Ancient Greeks not only made sure that their tools were not only practical, but also culturally significant and visually pleasing. Learn more about what legends the Greeks chose to remember in everyday life by painting them on their pots.

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