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Roman Bronze Herm(230 views)
Description: ca. 3rd Century AD. The Herm was associated with Hermes a phallic god associated with good luck and fertility. This particular piece was originally a handle to a vessel. The young figure has long hair which can be seen down the back and wears a fillet which drapes over and down the shoulder. Dark brown patina with some incrustation. Ex Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. "Ancient Art" catalog, August 1992. H. 3 1/2" (9 cm). aq18068
Provenance: Ex Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. "Ancient Art" catalog, August 1992
Date: ca. 3rd Century AD