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Herm

Object Number:
MS3475
Current Location:
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Latium
Lake Nemi
Period:
Roman Period
Date Made:
1st century BC to 1st century AD
Early Date:
-99
Late Date:
99
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Dionysos?
Faunus
Bacchus
Description:
White marble, patinated. Mended; complete except for large chip at front. Shaft lacking. Frontal head, beard in long, vertical corkscrew curls. Hair is bound by a fillet which is tied in back and with long dependent ends. At each side of the head, below, is a square cutting for the insertion of the projecting "arms" of the herm. Thought to be Dionysus or possibly Faunus.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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. 138, no. 72
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[Journal] Bilde, Pia G. "Those Nemi Sculptures...": Marbles from a Roman Sanctuary in the University of Pennsylvania Museum Vol.: 40(3). : Page/Fig./Plate: 43
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[Book] Moltesen, Mette. 1997. Dianas Hellige Lund: Fund fra en Helligdom i Nemi: In the Sacred Grove of Diana: Finds from a sanctuary at Nemi. 5-235. : Page/Fig./Plate: 208:fig 78
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: 189:no. 25
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