Found in 1970 in the excavations of a Roman quarter of Fréjus (Le Clos de la Tour, Insula I), near an important building with peristyle and exedra, this bust is a happy exception in the relatively abundant and generally mediocre series of Hermes doubles of Hellenistic and Roman production.
The artist skillfully associated, by opposing them, two agressive deities crowned with flowers. On the one hand, a young Fauna characterized by caprine attributes and whose features without exaggeration accuse the folly temperament and malicious spirit, on the other hand, a Hermes or Dionysus bearded, imbued with an Olympian majesty, whose "unfathomable" look is underlined by an end of smile of archaic kouros.
Reproduction in patinated resin
Height: 19 cm.
Length: 13 cm.
Depth: 12 cm.
Period: Era of Augustus.