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HERMES WITH YOUNG DIONYSUS

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Product Code:MR10113

Dimensions and Weight

Weight: 92 KG, Packaging: 5 KG
$17,198.93

We will deliver an Actual Size Replica in Resin of this Sculpture titled:"HERMES WITH YOUNG DIONYSUS" originally from Museum of Olympia, Greece

Replica Details:

Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.

Hermes and the Infant Dionysus, also known as the Hermes of Praxiteles or the Hermes of Olympia is an ancient Greek sculpture of Hermes and the infant Dionysus discovered in 1877 in the ruins of the Temple of Hera, Olympia, in Greece. It is displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

It is traditionally attributed to Praxiteles and dated to the 4th century BC, based on a remark by the 2nd century Greek traveller Pausanias, and has made a major contribution to the definition of Praxitelean style. Its attribution is, however, the object of fierce controversy among art historians.

The sculpture is unlikely to have been one of Praxiteles' famous works, as no ancient replicas of it have been identified. The documentary evidence associating the work with Praxiteles is based on a passing mention by the 2nd-century AD traveller Pausanias.

When Zeus, king of the gods, revealed himself to his mortal lover Semele, she was at once incinerated by his divine radiance. Zeus, however, was able to rescue their unborn child by sewing him within his own thigh. Following the birth of the child, Zeus ordered Hermes, his messenger, to hide the new born from his jealous wife Hera, who sought to destroy any remnants of the affair, including the new born. Hermes swiftly took the baby to remote mountains for hiding, where nymphs raised the child. Under their care, the infant Dionysos grew to maturity and became the god of wine, revelry, and theater. Hermes and the Infant Dionysos depicts the messenger before he delivered the infant to the mountain nymphs.

 

Sculptor: Unknown
Period: 330 B.C.
Material: Our Replica is in Resin (Actual Sculpture in the Museum is in Cast Stone)
Source Location: Museum of Olympia, Greece

Actual Physical Dimensions of the Sculpture in the Museum (Our Replica is in Actual size): Height: 215cm

Delivery Time: Casted On Order and takes 2 months to Deliver
Medium: Resin & Fibre Glass (FRP) Contact us for other Medium requirement
Care Instructions: Basic cleaning with soft cloth. It can be washed occasionally without detergent
Shipping Charges: Charges depends on the location of delivery
Shipping Info: Well packed and shipped with Insurance
Additional Features: If any other Color or texture is required, please contact us

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