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Hermes of Andros

Roman copy of a male god, probably part of a tomb.

It shows Hermes with a cloak slung over his left shoulder. Although he lacks the traditional attributes of the god (the winged sandals and wand or caduceus), this may be due to damage: the arms are missing and the lower legs are restorations. One of the two snakes that normally coil around Hermes’s wand is now on the tree-trunk support

Location of Original: 

Andros Musem; formerly Athens, National Museum 218


Purchased in 1884 from Martinelli


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 275 (n.2)
Azevedo: Bulletino delle Commissione Archeologica Communale di Roma LXVIII (1940), 44-5, fig.3
Rizzo: Prassitele, 75, pl. CXIII
Walston: Catalogue of Casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology (1889), 76, no.362

First century BCE. Original: c.350 BCE

Found in 1832 in a tomb on the island of Andros in the south Aegean

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