Herm of Dionysus - 927.27.12_1

927.27.12_1

Herm of Dionysus

Medium:Giallo antico
Origin
(Object)
:
Europe
Date: c. 100 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
17.35 x 12.7 x 8 cm
Object number: 927.27.12
Credit Line: No
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Roman sculpture techniques
Description

Herm of Dionysus

This utilitarian piece, used to decorate furniture, gives us an example of Roman taste for coloured stone. The head, hair, and beard are simply carved, keeping the rectangular shape of the stone block. Eye inlays are missing.

Collection:
Roman World
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