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Hermes by Praxiteles

Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Olympia
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Durham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

deservedly famous. polished marble, naked, need I say more. Eptiome of Greek scultpure and restored pretty well

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This masterpiece of sculpture, which is exposed almost undamaged, is top notch!! You might think that Michelangelo's David is a copy of this Hermes, but that is not possible, because Hermes was revealed at the end of the 19th century. Gaze and amaze!

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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This famous statue of Hermes was carved in marble by the sculptor Praxieteles in the 4th c BC. Hermes is carrying the infant Dionysos. It is in the center of Room 8 and is an amazing ancient Greek sculpture and well worth the trip to the museum to see it.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This sculpture is one of the main reasons why we visited the site and it was worth the effort. Beautiful and perfect in every sense. Hard to describe! Must see for every admirer of the ancient art.

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Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Now set on a plinth in the middle of a big square. Apparently it is earthquake proof flooring - not sure what would happen if the roof or walls fall in !

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One must see it to believe it!! The details and anatomical perfection are just amazing! It's certainly the masterpiece of the museum which has of course a lot more very interesting exhibits.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I mean it. you have to get there to see what I'm talking about. i didn;t know they keep it there - at the Museum of the Anicent Olympia -, so to say that I was surprised when I bumped into it ( sort of) doesn't even begin to describe my reaction. The museum has so much more to see,... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This ruin is stunning! Great for pictures and great for getting a small sense of how wonderful ancient Olympia must have been.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Absolutely Beautiful piece. Hard to imagine how was it done so many years ago. Worth to take a look!

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Chesterland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Hermes holding the Infant Dionysos is one of the great works of art ever. Hermes is polished marble on the front and rough cut on the back. Created by Praxiteles nearly 1900 years before Michelangelo's David it is striking the ability he had in forming this sculpture. Just this piece alone is worth the price of Admission to the Museum.

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