Description Hermaphroditus was a half-male, half-female deity who was the child of the messenger-god Hermes and Aphrodite, goddess of love. A favorite subject of Hellenistic and Roman artists, he was depicted with breasts, male genitals, and a voluptuous body. Images of Hermaphroditus were placed in gymnasia, baths, theaters, and homes. The small size of this example suggests that it was made as a decorative object or for a household shrine.
|12/31/1969||Technical Report||examined for technical study|
Provenance Maurice Nahman, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, New York, 1928, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. P5346]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928
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