Hermes, a bust, from Praxiteles full statue, 2nd half of 4th cent. B.C
Hermes was one of the twelve main Olympian gods.He was known as a phallic god, god of fertility and good fortune.
He was the son of Zeus and half brother to Apollo.
This bust is taken from the 2.34m statue, the only original work of Praxiteles to be found, at the
He is holding the infant Dionysus, who’s remnant of hand is on his shoulder.
52 cm tall.
Museum: The Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Olympia
Origin: Temple of Hera, Olympia, Greece
Time Period: Greek