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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: 160 cm
Width: 59 cm
Depth: 40 cm

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 ( Apr 1958 - 1975) View Objects in Exhibition
Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - 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.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 238, no. 116View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M., and Romano, Irene B., and Brownlee, Ann B., and White, Donald J. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 52, no. 75View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 177, no. 45View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Emerson, Alfred. 1905. Torso of a Hermes.. University of Pennsylvania Transactions. Vol. I, pt. III. pg. 169-175 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 169ff, pl. XXII-XXIVView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Fowler, Harold N. Jul 1905. "Archaeological News: Crete: Gournia." American Journal of Archaeology. Boston. Archaeological Institute of America. Vol. 9. no. 3. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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