A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERMES
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERMES
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERMES
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THE LANSDOWNE HERMES - ‘It is easily understood that the beautiful head has become probably the most popular specimen among the antiques of Lansdowne House’ MICHAELIS, ANCIENT MARBLES IN GREAT BRITAIN, 1882
A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERMES

CIRCA 120-140 A.D.

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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HERMES
CIRCA 120-140 A.D.
Provenance
Gavin Hamilton (1723-1798), Rome, found at the Pantanello at Hadrian's Villa in November 1769.
Sir William Petty Fitzmaurice (1737-1805), 2nd Earl of Shelburne and later 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, Lansdowne House, acquired from the above as a 'Bust of Mercury' in 1771 for £55 and mentioned in a letter of 1st November 1771.
Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Ancient Marbles the Property of the Most Honourable The Marquess of Lansdowne, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 5th March 1930, lot 16.
By direct descent in the Lansdowne Family at Bowood.
Literature
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Catalogue of the Lansdowne Marbles, 1810, lot 62.
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