ruins of Iconion; several feet below surface of a garden
Priapic Herm. The pillar is hollow, rectangular in section, broader above. Stepped base. From it rises in relief an acanthus leaf (on front surface), and two lanceolate leaves (one on each side).Above, on front, a phallus. A short horizontal strut on each side just below shoulders. frontal, presumably amle head, lips slightly parted. Hair to level of chin and nape of neck. A broad, plain fillet on forehead. Circular opening 0.02 m. in diam. on top of head. Ivy garland around top of head above fillet, falling down each side of head, over front surface of struts, and crossing front of pillar just above phallus.
Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harold) Paumgarten
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[Catalogue] White, Donald and Ann Blair Brownlee, Irene Bald Romano, Jean MacIntosh Turfa. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 50
[Book] Warden, Gregory P. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 32
[Catalogue] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.
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