Hermae in Hispania: study of the function and geographic spread of the epigraphic hermae in the Iberian Peninsula

Laura Galán Palomares

This study examines the hermae supports from Hispania so as to determine the spread of this epigraphic-sculptural model and delve into aspects of its production so as to identify their workshops. Therefore, this research adopt a series of approaches based on the functionality, morphology, material and inscriptions of this supports. The study is completed by a catalogue - represented in the form of comparative tables - wich include all the epigraphic hermae supports of Hispania and alow their comparison. The aim is to determine the interaction between materials, location of discovery and function of this type of sculptural artefact.
Keywords: Hermae, Hispania, domestic cult, local marmora, epigraphy