London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMAN GIALLO ANTICO HERM OF A HELLENISTIC RULER
1ST CENTURY A.D. AFTER A PORTRAIT OF 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Wearing a royal Macedonian helmet with ram's horns on either side of central crest, remains of cheekpieces with rams' heads, inner cheekpieces fitted tightly below the chin, an aegis on his chest, traces of the ends of a diadem on his shoulders, repaired, mounted
8 in. (20.4 cm.) high
Sotheby's London, 3 December 1991, lot 323.
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Cf. L. Budde and R. Nicholls, A Catalogue of the Greek and Roman Sculpture in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1964, pp. 55-58, pl. 30, no. 88 for a similar herm bust in giallo antico.
See illustration on page 120.
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