View 1 of Lot 77. A Roman Marble Torso of Hermanubis, circa 2nd Century A.D..
View 1 of Lot 77. A Roman Marble Torso of Hermanubis, circa 2nd Century A.D..
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A Roman Marble Torso of Hermanubis, circa 2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

A Roman Marble Torso of Hermanubis, circa 2nd Century A.D.

A Roman Marble Torso of Hermanubis, circa 2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot sold:

12,600

GBP

A Roman Marble Torso of Hermanubis

circa 2nd Century A.D.


standing with the weight on his right leg, wearing a short chiton girdled at the waist, and a long chlamys fastened with a circular brooch on his right shoulder and falling down the front and back, the left hand formerly held close to the breast, remains of struts on the right hip and left breast; no restorations.

Height 60 cm.

Eva Gertrude Arnold Webb (1886-1941), North Carolina and Connecticut
private collection, Virginia, by descent (Christie's, New York, December 11th, 2014, no. 151, illus.)
acquired at the above sale

For the costume compare a statue of Anubis with kerykeion in Naples: LIMC, vol. 1, p. 865, no. 17, pl. 689 (http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/816888). The present torso could well have represented Anubis with attributes of Hermes.