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Hermes by Praxiteles

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Address: Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
Phone Number: 302624022517

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Beautiful sculpture, optimally displayed for appreciation

Absolutely stunning sculpture that can be viewed from all angles! Viewers are not allowed to pose in front for photos, so the viewers move along quickly for everyone to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning sculpture that can be viewed from all angles! Viewers are not allowed to pose in front for photos, so the viewers move along quickly for everyone to appreciate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art. Hermes is depicted carrying the infant Dionysos. Made from Parian marble it stands 2,10m in height. It is thought to be an original of the great sculptor and it is dated to ca. 330 B.C. You can walk around this sculpture and admire every details of this art. It stand on an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The statue is beautiful, and where it is placed, from different angles around his body, he has different facial expressions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Part of the museum the presentation is superb great for history and art lovers sit and admire the true beauty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This statue by Praxiteles of the god Hermes holding an infant Dionysos is one of the most beautiful depictions of the male form that was made in ancient Greece - though there is some discussion that this statue may be a Roman copy of Praxiteles's original; however, copy or not, it is still exquisite, and beautifully lit and displayed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Awesome statue of the famous Greek sculptor, Praxiteles. In phenomenal condition with tons of history and neat information behind it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

So, here in a remote part of Greece, in the on site museum you turn a corner and there is this major, famous superb piece of 3rd century BC art. Still retaining its lustrous surface, it is an tremendous sight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Located inside the Archaeological Museum at Ancient Olympia is the beautifully sculptured state of Hermes of Praxiteles. Standing over two metres tall and dating back to between 330 -340 BC. It was discovered during the excavations at the Temple of Hera. Although the statue is only one of a great plethora of items to view in this museum, it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The museum as a whole is great, but the sculpture of Hermes is on prominent display in its own room with nothing else. Look at the detail used and marvel as it was made over 2000 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Stunning in its size and detail, this almost intact marble statue of Hermes holding the infant Dionysos by Praxiteles (340-330BC) was found during excavations at the temple of Hera. Standing 2.13m high and displayed on a plinth you can walk all the way around it so you don’t miss any of the detail. Both graceful and manly, this statue impresses.

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