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Object Number: MS3475
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
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
Height: 45cm
Width: 29.2cm
Depth: 19.5cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of Lucy Wharton Drexel, 1897

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)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. 138, no. 72View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bilde, Pia G. 1998. "Those Nemi Sculptures...": Marbles from a Roman Sanctuary in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 40 (3) : Page/Fig./Plate: 43View Objects cited in this Publication
[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 78View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 189, no. 25View Objects cited in this Publication

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