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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.
#1091. Marble relief with Hermes
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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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