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Fragment of marble vase: Hermes carrying the infant Dionysos to the Nymphs of Nysa

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The edges on either side of the figures are broken irregularly, as is the area at Hermes' feet. The surfaces are somewhat worn but are clean, with a very light yellowish coloring. Hermes, wearing his flat cap (petasos) and a medium-length cloak, moves resolutely to the right, carrying the...

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Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial, Hadrianic Period, about A.D. 125

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 312; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 35 x 15.5 cm (13 3/4 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.8213

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture