A Finely worked carved giallo antico marble herm head of Dionysus, wavy bearded with a long moustache twisted outwards.Tall coiffure and arched brows meeting at the bridge of the nose. Skillfully delineated facial features. Flat back side. | Roman Inperial Period. 1st-2nd Century AC.
A herm was placed in rural areas to mark and demarcate roads as well as the limits of properties. In cities it was usual to find them outside houses along with figures of the goddess Hecate, protector of crossroads. In antiquity it was believed that in border areas, places of transit also called liminal areas, malign spirits lived who could decide the destiny of anyone who dared to cross over. The herms ward off harm or the evil influences of spirits, adversaries or enemies.
Dimensions: 21,00 x 13,00 x 7,50 cm
Condition Report: Small blows and surface wear due to the passage of time. Nose lost. Fine condition.
Provenance: Acquired to A.S. Private Collector in 2107 - Acquired by inheritance. In Familly possesion since the 1970's.
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- Roma antica
- Marmo Giallo Antico
- Secolo / Intervallo di tempo
- 1st-2nd Century A.C.
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