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Statuette of Hermes (3/4 right front)

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The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A hollow cast bronze statuette of a standing Hermes. Both arms are now missing. The right leg had been broken and repaired under the knee. The god stands with his weight on his right leg, nude except for the chlamys with thick border draped over his left shoulder. Most of the garment is missing along with the left arm. His head is turned slightly to the right and downward. He wears a winged band around his head; much of the wings have been broken off. The hair is rendered as incised curls radiating from the crown of his head.

Details

  • Title: Statuette of Hermes (3/4 right front)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st century A.D.
  • Location Created: Asia Minor
  • Physical Dimensions: 16.9 cm (6 5/8 in.)
  • Type: Mythological figure
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 81.AB.171
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Robert Blaugrund
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Sculpture (Visual Works)

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