Statuette of Hermes

Greek
Archaic Period
520–500 B.C.


Dimensions

H: 5.2 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

2000.993

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The figure wears a conical cap and carries a cloak over his left arm. The folds of the fabric are indicated by incised lines. The object in his right hand could be a club or a simplified herald’s staff.

Provenance

By date unknown: Drummond Collection, Scotland; by 1970s: with Sandy Martin, London; in the 1970s: purchased by Robert E. Hecht, Jr. from Sandy Martin; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., December 13, 2000, with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gonski in memory of John Welch

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gonski in memory of John Welch