9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 25,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A ROMAN MARBLE JANIFORM HERM
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Depicting a maenad and Paposilenus, the maenad with lidded almond-shaped eyes and a rounded chin, her hair center parted, wearing a wreath of ivy and berries, long tresses falling onto her shoulders, Paposilenus with a creased forehead, furrowed brows, and fleshy lips, with a long down-turned mustache and a beard composed of corkscrew curls, wearing a wreath of ivy and berries with a twisted band over his bald pate
7 in. (17.8 cm) high
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For a similar example see no. 182 in Conticello, Rediscovering Pompeii.
with Adam A. Wechsler & Son, Washington, D.C., 1992.
American Private Collector.
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