A sizeable Roman marble janus head Herm
Circa 1st Century A.D.
Carved on one side with the bearded head of Hermes, his hair drilled forming three rows of tight curls around his forehead and held in place with a fillet with side rotelles, a long loose lock falling forward over each shoulder, his drooping moustache with curled and drilled tips, forming part of the first layer of his long three-layered curly beard, each curl drilled, the other side showing the head of a maenad, her wavy hair centrally parted and held back with a fillet, a long loose lock escaping over each shoulder, her drapery forming a 'v' shape at the neckline, 16½in. (42cm.) high, some wear with restored noses, also the lips of Hermes
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