Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Italy | Latium | Lake Nemi

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS3475
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy | Latium | Lake Nemi
Period Roman Period
Date Made 1st century BCE to 1st century CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Technique Carved
Iconography Dionysos? | Faunus | Bacchus

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.

Height 45 cm
Width 29.2 cm
Depth 19.5 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; subscription of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1897

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