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This is a marble statue of Hermes, the messenger of the gods, that was found during excavations at the Temple of Hera in 1877. The sculptor was Praxiteles who lived in the 4th century BC. This statue reminds me of Michelangelo’s David.
I studied this statue in art school and was so excited when I knew I was coming here so that I could finally get the chance to see it in person. While it took a couple of minutes to get the right angle so I...More
The best statue in the world.... and nobody knows it!!!!! Magnificent. The only negative... i lost almost half an hour watching it and i barely had the ti.e to go to the second museum that of the olympic games (also extraodianry)!
This ancient sculpture is on display in the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. The sculpture is attributed to Praxiteles and dated to the 4th century BC but there is dissent among historians as to the authenticity of the sculptor. It was located in the Temple of...More
Beautiful polished marble statute to the front of a naked Hermes and a rough posterior which would not have been seen as it sat in its niche. Some uncertainty based on the (very flimsy) style of sandal that Hermes is wearing as to whether this...More