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Hermes Kriophoros (the ram bearer)

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Votive statuette of Hermes as bearded shepherd and guardian of the flocks. Dressed as a herdsman in a short belted tunic, brimmed hat, and low laced boots, he holds small ram safe beneath his left arm; probably held the herald's staff (kerykeion in Greek, caduceus in Latin) in his right hand....

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to MFA archival card: from Arcadia); January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 520–510 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 022; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).


Height: 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World