Gallo-Roman Bronze Herm

Culture: Gallo-Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 20.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3365
Provenance: Old French private collection.
Condition: Intact
Description: Large bronze applique in form of a herm with the head of Mercury (Hermes). The face framed by thick curls, where the god's wings are mounted. The upper body wrapped in a cape with delicate pleats, which the god presses to his chest. The pier shaft in the centre with the typical phallus, which stands out from a raised band. At the lower end of the shaft a circular basis, where toes are incised. Rare, very fine depiction of a bronze herm which possibly once decorated a furniture. On an old wood base.