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Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Artist/Maker Copy of Lysippos
So-called “Hermes Richelieu”. The identification as Hermes is secured by the fragment of caduceus held in the left hand and the small holes bored into the hair to support small wings (now lost). Marble, Roman copy of the 2nd century CE after a bronze original of the 4th century BC.
Dimensions H. 1.9 m (6 ft. 2 ¾ in.)
Credit line Richelieu Collection; seized during the French Revolution
Accession number Ma 573 (MR 272)
Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Sully, ground floor, room 17
Photographer/source Jastrow (2007)

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