A Roman Giallo Antico Marble Herm Head of Hermes, circa 1st Century A.D.
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
A Roman Giallo Antico Marble Herm Head of Hermes
circa 1st Century A.D.
with long beard of overlapping curls, the eyes recessed for inlay, his wavy hair arranged in three rows of spirals curls above the forehead, bound in a fillet, and falling in long strands behind the ears; no restorations.
Height 18 cm.
As shown. Note damage to moustache, nose, and brows. Surface somewahat worn and dirty form handling. Deep 1.5 in.-long vertical groove across flat back spanned by iron clamp, possibly for suspension/hanging. Mounted on onyx base.
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