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What is a Roman herm?

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What is a Roman herm?
A Roman herm is a squared off stone pillar that is topped with a carved head. Originally, they represented the god Hermes, but as time went on herms were used to depict any number of people, real and fictitious, as well as animals and mythological creatures. On 1stDibs, find a collection of herms and other statues from some of the world’s top sellers.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
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Antique Neoclassical Plaster Grotesque Herm Statue
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
An early 19th century plaster grotesque herm statue in the neoclassical style circa 1820. Once used
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

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Plaster

Lovely circa 1900 Hand Carved Library Bookcase in Hardwood with Herm Statues
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this stunning original mahogany library bookcase with herm carved statues
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Antique Early 1900s English Late Victorian Bookcases

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Hardwood

Sublime Fully Restored Regency 1810 Sofa Brown Leather Carved Herms Statue Frame
Located in GB
carved mahogany herms statues A one of kind piece, this original Regency sofa is simply put a work of
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Antique 1810s English Regency Sofas

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Leather

Antique Italian circa 1880 Hand Carved Gold Giltwood Caryatid Herm Statue
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely circa 1880 hand carved giltwood Caryatid statue
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Antique 1880s Italian High Victorian Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Giltwood

18th Century Baroque Sandstone Sculpture of a Satyr Herm
Located in Essex, MA
A Period German or French large scale Baroque Garden Statue of a Pan Satyr. Well carved with impish
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Antique Early 18th Century French Baroque Statues

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Sandstone

Ernesto Gazzeri (B.1866) Life-size Italian Marble Statue
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
-1965). This herm style statue reputedly depicts a member of the Larrain family; a historic and
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Statues

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Marble, Siena Marble, Statuary Marble

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