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Object Number:
MS4018
Current Location:
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
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.
Height:
160cm
Width:
59cm
Depth:
40cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Rome ( Jun 1958 - 1975)
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Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
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Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 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. 116
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[Catalogue] 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. 75
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.
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[Book] Emerson, Alfred. 1905. Torso of a Hermes. I, pt. III. 169-175.
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[Journal] Fowler, Harold N. Archaeological News: Crete: Gournia Vol.: 9(3).
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