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Hermes and Dionysus

Hermes and the infant Dionysus, created by Praxiteles, is an ancient Greek sculpture discovered in 1877, in the ruins of the Temple of Hera, in Olympia, Greece. It is displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. It is dated to the 4th century BC and was discovered in 1874, at the Olympia site, which itself was first dug up in 1829. The statue was discovered in separate pieces, but in relatvely a good state of preservation.

Hermes and Dionysus are still missing several parts of anatomy.

Hermes and Dionysus

Hermes and the infant Dionysus, created by Praxiteles, is an ancient Greek sculpture discovered in 1877, in the ruins of the Temple of Hera, in Olympia, Greece. It is displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. It is dated to the 4th century BC and was discovered in 1874, at the Olympia site, which itself was first dug up in 1829. The statue was discovered in separate pieces, but in relatvely a good state of preservation.

Hermes and Dionysus are still missing several parts of anatomy.

comments (18)

I've noticed the arms seem to be frequent casualties on these ancient sculptures.
This is a fine photo of a wonderful piece.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Mar 2017, 03:03
It demonstrates superb artistry, Ayush.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Mar 2017, 03:04
It demonstrates superb artistry, Ayush.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Mar 2017, 05:59
Considering its age it is in a remarkable state of preservation
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 10 Mar 2017, 06:51
How fortunate to recover so much of this beautiful statue, Ayush
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Mar 2017, 07:22
I saw this wonderful sculpture with my own eyes in Olympia - I own a big copy of Hermes' head.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Mar 2017, 07:32
I saw this wonderful sculpture with my own eyes in Olympia - I own a big copy of Hermes' head.
Like the way you noted several parts of anatomy missing Ayush. It does look in good nick and good to know it had not been robbed by the British or someone else.
Clearly not going to 'arm the child smile
That is what you call a Greek god.
  • Maria-Lina
  • Brownsburg Chatham, QuĂ©bec, Canada
  • 10 Mar 2017, 11:13
Bonjour, une superbe sculpture! Bon vendredi dans la joie!
One of the better preserved masterpieces from the sculptor.
What there is is enough to realise that a master made this
Some primitive instinct drives humans to desecrate art. Trump voters, no doubt...
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2017, 00:46
Lovely sculpture smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Mar 2017, 12:29
This is an amazing piece of sculpture. A Greek God indeed.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Mar 2017, 11:47
He is definitely missing an arm. I like the presentation of the subject - not just in the middle as always.
Did you enjoy Greece?

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