Roman Terracotta Herm

Item Description

C. 1st- 2nd Century AD

A hollow-formed terracotta herm showing man with the long moustache overlapping the beard. It has a flared base, tapering square-section body and lateral lugs with a phallus.  Herm or herma are sculptures with a head and occasionally a torso, and male genitals carved at the appropriate height.

Although repaired it has good colour with nice detail. The base is filled with plaster of paris to make the object stand up.

Provenance: Ex A. B. Collection.

Size: 197mm height



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