Bust of Olympian Hermes  -  from the studio of Egregia, Volterra, Italy
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Bust of Olympian Hermes - View # 1

 Title

Bust of Olympian
Hermes

Bust of Olympian
Hermes
 Artist

Arnaldo Egregia

Arnaldo Egregia
 Material

Bonded Cararra Marble

Bonded Cararra Marble
 Finish

 White - As Shown

 White - As Shown
 Size

12"H

22"H
 Maker

Egregia - Italy

Egregia - Italy
Product ID

3.14011E

65.14574E
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These sculptures are made following the workmanship handed down during the time of the able Tuscan artisans, practised in reproduction of classic sculptures Each piece is entirely hand-fineshed. 

Arnaldo's son Alfo working in the Egregia studio.

It has been said that "In the fourth century, the gods descended a little from Olympus and became more like human beings." That might have been said concerning this magnificent work of Praxiteles. With his Hermes the abstract beauty has become more closely related to physical beauty. It is as though the master had changed marble to flesh through the soft modeling of the face. The detached gaze implies a dreamy contemplation. The head has been made from the full figure of Hermes holding the infant Dionysos. It was found in the ruins of the temple of Hera at Olympia, site of the original Olympic games. Praxiteles), Skopas and Lysippos were considered the greatest sculptors of the fourth century. We know the works of all three through Roman copies which were made, but the Hermes of Praxiteles is the only statue that has come down to us from the actual hand of one of these great sculptors.

Bust of Olympian Hermes - View # 2