Bronze finial of a kerykeion (herald's staff)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155

A pair of intertwined snakes typically surmounts the staff carried by Hermes, the messenger of the gods. Here they are set on top of a Doric column. The heads of the snakes are articulated with particularly fine detail.

Bronze finial of a kerykeion (herald's staff), Bronze, Greek

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