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Portland Cement Garden Bust of The Greek God Hermes, after A 4th C. BCE Original

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The original marble statue of the god Hermes shows him holding the baby Dionysos in his left arm and raising his right arm teasing the baby with a bunch of grapes (now lost in the original), circa 1920s. The grapes are a symbol of Dionysos becoming the god of wine as an adult. It was carved by the master sculptor Praxiteles in the 4th century BCE. And is on display in the Archaeological Museum of Olympia Greece, the site where it was found. This fine cement bust shows both of the god's arms abbreviated but is a fine rendering of his handsome head with curly hair looking to the right as in the original. It is mounted on a tiered base. The god's name is inscribed on the back of the support. Measures: Height 34", width 24", depth 11", base diameter 10" heavily weathered and incrusted for a great antique look, a few chips to the hair.

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 24 in. x D 11 in.H 86.36 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 27.94 cm
  • Seller Location
    Bridgeport, CT
  • Seller Reference Number
    117549
  • Reference Number
    LU1755217382552
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