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Hermes of Praxiteles

by James Lloyd
published on 10 October 2012
This statue was uncovered during excavations in 1877 at the Temple of Hera at Olympia. The statue captures the myth where Hermes takes the baby Dionysos to the Nymphs, where on his way he rests upon a tree trunk, having thrown his cloak over it. It is suggested that the right hand may have held some grapes, associated with the god of wine, Dionysos... [continue reading]
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