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Bronze statuette of Hermes

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Arcadian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.67
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The god Hermes was said to have been born in Arcadia, a remote rural area of the Peloponnesos in Greece, and was traditionally associated with flocks and herds. Here he carries a lamb.
von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 20, p. 8, pl. 6, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December, 17, 1959-February 28, 1960. no. 132, p. 34, pl. 44, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Calder, Louise. 2011. Cruelty and Sentimentality: Greek Attitudes to Animals, 600-300 BC. no. 11, pp. 16, 166, Oxford: Archaeopress.

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