Hellenistic pottery head of a bearded hero or godG43
A pottery head fragment depicting a man with a long flowing beard and wearing a petasos type hat. The petasos was worn by travellers to shade from the sun and therefore appears in depictions of heroic voyagers such as Odysseus but also in representations of the god Hermes.
Egypt, Hellenistic (Ptolemaic), 3rd to 1st Century BC
10.5 x 6.7 cms, 14 cms including stand
Fragment as seen in the photographs, mounted on a black painted display block
Ex. deceased estate, Gundelfingen, Germany; acquired during the 1950’s-1970’s.