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Marble relief with Hermes

Augustan or Julio-Claudian
27 B.C.–A.D. 68
Overall: 26 3/4 x 23 1/2in. (67.9 x 59.7cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1991
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
The messenger god Hermes is represented in the so-called archaistic style, a retrospective manner that incorporated characteristics of Archaic Greek art of the sixth century B.C. into newly created figures and compositions. This is the most important archaistic relief in the collection.
Picón, Carlos A. 1992. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1991-1992." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 50(2): pp. 12-3.

Musée & Galerie des Beaux-Arts. 1992. "La Chronique des Arts. Principales Acquisitions des Musée en 1992." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 119: no. 191, p. 39.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992. "One Hundred Twenty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 122: p. 37.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 412, pp. 357, 486, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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