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Hermes Kriophoros (Ram-bearer)

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Votive statuette of Hermes holding a ram under his left arm. He is dressed in a short belted chitoniskos, small brimmed petasus, and laced boots with wings (endromides). The god stands frontally on an oblong plinth with his left foot advanced. Originally (now lost) he held the herald's staff...

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Provenance

By 1899 with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to come from Sparta. [Warren comments further] that it probably came from Sparta, but that it was not necessarily found there.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–490 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Sicyon (possibly), Peloponnesus, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 023; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 032.

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.489

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture