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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Hellenistic or Roman
Title
Hermanubis
Work Type
Sculpture
Date
1st-2nd Century AD
Location
Creation Site: Egypt, Alexandria, Africa
Material
Bronze
Measurements
20 x 8 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (50.8 x 21 x 10.5 cm)
Description
Clothing and posture identify this figure as Hermanubis, a Greco-Egyptian deity who combines the essences of the Greek god Hermes with the Egyptian Anubis. The syncretism of Hermes and Anubis arises from the function of both deities to guide souls to the Underworld. Distinctive in the clothing of Hermanubis is a garment that wraps around the waist with a roll of cloth, with one end falling over the left shoulder. In his left hand he may have held a palm branch, while in his right the caduceus (herald's staff) of Hermes. On his head he wears the modius, a cone-like headdress. Key elements in the portraiture of Alexander the Great are also present on this statuette, in particular the thick, almost shoulder-length leonine hair, and the soft, idealized youthfulness. Alexander's physical traits were often used in the Hellenistic and Roman periods for representations of the gods.
Repository
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Accession Number
1999.011.004
Subject
Sculpture
Source
Carlos Collection of Ancient Art
Photographer: Bruce White
Published References
Munzen und Medaillen A.G., Basel, Auktion XVIII: Kunstwerke der Antike (November 29, 1958), 12, lot 29.
MCCM Newsletter, March - May 2000.
Jasper Gaunt, "New Galleries of Greek & Roman Art at Emory University: The Michael C. Carlos Museum," Minerva 16 (2005): 13-17.
Exhibition History
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, September 2004 - June 24, 2013
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, October 28, 2013 - July 11, 2016
Roman Myth and Myth-Making, Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University September 17, 2016 - December 17, 2016
MCCM Permanant Collection Galleries, February 6, 2017 - Present
On View
No
Rights
© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2006.
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