Colossal herm of a young god

Inv. Scu 375

The colossal herm features a young god, perhaps Apollo in his youth.
The thick, wavy hair, parted at centre, is arranged in cork-screw locks falling on the shoulders.
The head is encompassed by a tubular headband, which is partly covered by the hair.
This work can be dated to the first half of the 2nd century AD and derives from a Greek original created at the end of the 5th century BC. The herm, presumably found at Villa Adriana  in Tivoli, was given by Benedict XIV to the Capitoline Museum in 1748.