Classical Contrasts 24 – Hermes

The ancient Greek god of travel, trade and trickery, messenger of the god he conducts the souls of the dead to Hades.  Invented the lyre; symbols the caduceus and winged cap and sandals.  Son of Zeus and Maea

Figures: Hermes Proylaios as a youth and as an adult, Italian (possibly Neapolitan) School, c. 1895-1925, marble; Park Close, Englefield Green, Surrey

Hermes (Adult) 1, Anglesey Abbey
Hermes (Adult) 2, Anglesey Abbey
Hermes (Juvenile) 1, Anglesey Abbey
Hermes (Juvenile) 1, Anglesey Abbey
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