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RX016
Roman marble Janiform herm head of a satyr and a maenad.
1st century AD.
H. 10 cm. (4 in.)
Chipped maenad fillet, missing its left end, restored at the base of the neck. Beige incrustation.
Ex. European collection since early 20th century.
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The double-headed herm with a face of a maenad and a face of a satyr. The maenad with oblong face, straight nose, almond shape eyes and bow shaped full lips. The hair centrally parted, tied with a fillet, adorned with a wreath of ivy leaves and berries, surmounted by a stephane. The satyr with strong face features, arched brows, snub nose, fleshy full lips and prominent chicks and chin. The hair pulled up in spiral locks above the forehead, adorned with a wreath of ivy leaves and berries.
The head is finely modeled with the beautiful face of the maenad and the strong expressive face of the satyr.

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