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Herma fertility statue | Greek vase, Athenian red figure lekythos

K11.12 HERMA STATUE

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: TBA
Beazley Archive Number: TBA
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: --
Date: ca 475 BC
Period: Late Archaic

SUMMARY

Detail of a Herma, a rustic fertility statue of the god Hermes. It is formed of a solid block, topped with the bearded head of the god, and equipped with an erect phallus. On the side is inscribed the kerykeion (herald's wand), the symbol of the god.

ARTICLES

Hermes

 
 
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