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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Hermes at Rest
Image View:
Overall view from front
Creator:
unknown (Roman (ancient) sculptor)
Location:
repository: Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples, Campania, Italy) s.n.
Location Note:
Piazza Museo, 19
GPS:
40.853378 14.250486
Date:
before 79 CE (creation)
Cultural Context:
Roman (ancient)
Style Period:
Imperial (Roman)
Work Type 1:
sculpture (visual work)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
bronze with stone base
Technique:
carving (processes); casting (process)
Subjects:
deities; mythology (Classical); Herculaneum (Extinct city); Hermes (Greek deity)
Description:
Found in the rectangular peristyle of the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum. The rectangular peristyle was made in imitation of a Greek gymnasium, which usually contained images of Hermes. The position and the style are inspired by the Greek sculptor Lysippus, but the work is almost certainly an original creation of a Roman sculptor. The head, adorned with short ruffled tufts of hair, is slightly bent towards the left; the left leg is stretched out and only the heel touches the ground. The eyes are made of different materials (eyeballs of bone and ivory, irises and pupils of grey and black stone) and then inserted. (Source: Naples National Archaeological Museum [website]; https://www.museoarc heologiconapoli.it/e n/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier:
7A3-R-NAM-VP-H-A01
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Hermes at Rest