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Cast no.18

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Cast no.18


Head of Hermes of Andros.
Full statue found on the island of Andros.
Style of the 4th century BCE.
Athens, National Archaeological Museum.
H without base 13 1/2 in.
Metropolitan Catalogue: Cast no. 707.
Cast Location: Krasnow Bldg

In the full statue, Hermes wears a cloak slung over his left shoulder, and leans against a tree trunk with a snake coiled around it. The statue was identified as Hermes because of the snake: it is one of the two that would normally coil around his wand (caduceus). This sculpture was frequently reproduced in the Greco-Roman world.

~Ashley Simpson

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Fig. 18.


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