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  • Olympia Museum - Hermes of Praxiteles - Olympia
      Olympia Museum - Hermes of Praxiteles
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Olympia Museum - Hermes of Praxiteles - Olympia
      Olympia Museum - Hermes of Praxiteles
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 

One of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art. Hermes, as Pausanias informs us, is depicted carrying the infant Dionysos.

Made from Parian marble it stands 2,10m in height. It is thought to be an original of the great sculptor and it is dated to ca. 330 B.C.

Important finds included sculptures from the Temple of Zeus, the Nike of Paeonius, the Hermes of Praxiteles and many bronzes were made in 1875.

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2008
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