Marble relief with Hermes

Period: Augustan or Julio-Claudian

Date: 27 B.C.–A.D. 68

Culture: Roman

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: Overall: 26 3/4 x 23 1/2in. (67.9 x 59.7cm)

Classification: Stone Sculpture

Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1991

Accession Number: 1991.11.8


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.