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Silver Hermes (Mercury) seated on a rock, holding a purse

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The god pauses on his rapid travels. The composition is based on a famous work by the Greek sculptor Lysippos, who did not include the money-bag.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome: said from Lake of Bolsena.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st or 2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.771

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture