Agora Object: S 387
Inventory Number:   S 387
Section Number:   Η 420
Title:   Portrait Herm
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   Mended from five pieces. Missing: end of nose, edge of left ear; right shoulder and back; small breaks in drapery and neck on left side, slice of hair over the right temple.
The height of the bust is preserved below the upper part of the breast. It represents a youngish to middle-aged man with untidy curly hair and slightly curling beard and mustache. The eyebrows and lashes are indicated with the tooth chisel; the beard and mustache are also tooth-chiseled. The fold of drapery preserved on the left shoulder and back is much drilled. The iris and the pupil of the eye are drawn in, the pupil deeply incised. A deep wrinkle horizontally crosses the forehead.
The bust was set on a herm: the cutting for attachment may be seen on the left side. The "smooth" left side is finely picked and the corner between it and the sloping back beveled.
White Pentelic marble.
Context:   From late Roman deposit.
Negatives:   Leica, 3-299, 3-336, 4-127, XLIII-12, XLIII-13, XLIII-14, color slide
Dimensions:   P.H. 0.525; P.W. 0.292, (head) 0.234; P.L. 0.245
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Chronology:   Ca. 215-225 A.D.
Date:   23 June 1933-24 June 1933
Section:   Η
Grid:   Η:42/ΚΕ
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), p. 88.
    Guide (1976), p. 294.
    Guide (1962), p. 194.
    AgoraPicBk 5 (1960), fig. 28.
    Hesperia 29 (1960), p. 389, n. 86.
    Hesperia 4 (1935), pp. 419-420, fig. 41.
    AJA 37 (1933), pp. 547-548, fig. 6B.
    Art and Archaeology 34 (November-December 1933), p. 288.
    Agora I, no. 39, pp. 52-53, pl. 26.
References:   Publications (5)
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 66, p. 52
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 121, p. 107
Images (17)
Notebook: Η-6
Notebook Page: Η-6-14 (pp. 975-976)
Notebook Page: Η-6-16 (pp. 979-980)
Card: S 387