A Roman bronze Hermanubis
Lot 148*
A Roman bronze Hermanubis
Sold for £3,240 (US$ 5,445) inc. premium
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A Roman bronze Hermanubis
Circa 3rd-4th Century A.D.
Depicted wearing the modius, a loose himation falling to reveal the well defined torso, holding the caduceus and a palm frond, the reel-shaped base inscribed in Greek: 'Menistrokondos son of Lalachos dedicates this' 5¼in (13.4cm) high

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  • Provenance:
    Mathias Komor, New York.
    Bonhams London, May 2002, lot 302.

    Literature:
    This rare figure probably originates in Cilicia. It is to be included in Prof. Laurent Bricault's forthcoming academic essay on the Isiac cults. He translates the inscription as 'Menis son of Trokondos, grandson of Lalakos, for his valour this is consecrated.'
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