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Head of Hermes

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Head and most of neck of Hermes wearing a petasos (without wings). Roman copy of a Greek prototype of around 350 B.C. Nose (end at break), lips, and chin have been restored in plaster. Scientific Analysis: Harvard Lab No. HI740: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.39 / delta18O -4.61,...

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Provenance

By 1971: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Collection (first loaned to MFA, May 3, 1971); by 1973: Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Estate; by 1974: Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr., Collection; gift of Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr., to MFA, November 13, 1974

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Collection

Greco-Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 100–150 (after a Greek 4th century prototype)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 157; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

1974.522

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture