Silver Hermes (Mercury) seated on a rock, holding a purse
1st or 2nd century A.D.
5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900