Hermes of Praxiteles - life size

Hermes of Praxiteles - life size

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Hermes of Praxiteles. Bust of one of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art. Hermes, as Pausanias informs us, is depicted carrying the infant Dionysus. (find out more about Dionysus here...) It is thought to be an original of the great sculptor and it is dated to ca. 330 B.C. Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Greece.

Made of fine white alabaster stone.


Characteristics

Material
Alabaster stone
Size
Life size 56 cm (22 in.)
Height
56 cm (22 in.) - Life size
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