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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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Well preserved artefact

Located inside the archaeological museum at ancient olympia. Beautiful work, hard to take your eyes off it

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located inside the archaeological museum at ancient olympia. Beautiful work, hard to take your eyes off it

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Alsager, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just one of the statues in the Archaeological Museum and whilst I'm not a huge fan of this kind of art, it is very impressive particularly given its age and history. Plus there is lots more in the museum to see so the museum is a must visit and you can't really miss this statue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to see this which is in the museum. There are lots more of the sculptures to see too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 August 15, 2016

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 August 4, 2016

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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