Hellenistic pottery head of a bearded hero or god

G43

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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.

Culture
Egypt, Hellenistic (Ptolemaic), 3rd to 1st Century BC

Size
10.5 x 6.7 cms, 14 cms including stand

Condition
Fragment as seen in the photographs, mounted on a black painted display block

Provenance
Ex. deceased estate, Gundelfingen, Germany; acquired during the 1950’s-1970’s.

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