• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    A ROMAN BRONZE HERM ATTACHMENT

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE HERM ATTACHMENT
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    With the bust of the young god Mercury, his genitalia centred along the rectangular shaft, a caduceus and twin clavi incised above, with attachment ring, 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high; a Roman bronze figure of a horse, stepping forward with left foreleg raised, 2 in. (5.2 cm.) high; and a Roman bronze draped bust of Zeus-Serapis, with head turned to his right, wearing modius (corn measure) headdress, 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high, both circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D. (3)


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    Provenance

    Formerly the property of a German private collector, a benefactor to the Roemisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne.