Herm of Silenus - ROM2010_11493_85

ROM2010_11493_85

Herm of Silenus

Medium:Rosso antico
Geography: Rome, Italy
Date: c.138-192 AD
Period: Antonine, Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
19.6 x 11.9 x 6.3 cm
Object number: 926.20.33
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Roman sculpture techniques
Description

Herm of Silenus

Here is another example of Roman taste for coloured stone. The sculptor used the drill extensively to fashion the locks of hair above the satyr’s forehead and the strands of his shaggy beard.

Collection:
Roman World
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