University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
146455

View All (4) Object Images


72265
102458
102653
Object Number: MS4018
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Latium
Rome (Italy)
Locus: Porta Pia
Date Made: 1st-early 2nd centuries AD
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Iconography:Hermes
God
Emperor
Height: 160cm
Width: 59cm
Depth: 40cm

Description

The figure was adapted from a familiar Greek Hermes type of the later 4th century BC. The body may have been joined with the portrait head of a divinized emperor. The missing head was turned toward the upraised right hand which perhaps held a spear.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Rome ( Jun 1958 - 1975)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 238, no. 116View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 52, no. 75View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 177, no. 45View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Emerson, Alfred. 1905. Torso of a Hermes. I, pt. III. 169-175.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Fowler, Harold N. Archaeological News: Crete: Gournia Vol.: 9(3).View Objects cited in this Publication

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

© Penn Museum 2016 Sitemap / Contact / Copyright / Disclaimer / Privacy / Upenn