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A sandalled foot of the minor god Hermes. The cast may be of part of the statue known as 'Hermes holding the infant Dionysus', now in the Archaeological Museum, Olympia, in Greece. <br> <br> Hermes was believed to have been the son of Zeus and Maia and the brother of Apollo. Although Hermes is best known as the messenger god, he was also the god of herds and flocks, music, travellers and accompanied the dead on Charon's boat to Hades. He is often shown carrying the herald's wand (the caduceus), the traveller's hat (with or without wings), and wearing winged sandals. <br> <br>The mould from which this cast was taken is just one of the many different subjects produced by the firm of Domenico Brucciani in the early 20th century. Based in Covent Garden, in London, D. Brucciani & Co manufactured a large number of moulds taken from a diverse range of subjects: architectural reliefs and mouldings, natural history subjects, and, more famously, direct moulds taken from Michelangelo's 'David'. The casts produced from these moulds were sold to schools and colleges for use in 'life drawing' classes.

A plaster ornament of the sandaled foot of the ancient Greek god Hermes.

The original is thought to be part of the statue known as ‘Hermes holding the infant Dionysus’, now in the Archaeological Museum Olympia in Greece.

Hermes was worshipped as the son of Zeus and Maia, and the half-brother of Apollo and Artemis. Although Hermes is best known as the messenger god, he was also the god of the herd, music and travellers, and he accompanied the dead on Charon’s boat to Hades. He is often shown carrying his caduceus staff and wearing a traveller’s hat and winged sandals.

A lively home ornament inspired by ancient Greek religion.

  • Product Code: CMCC60830
  • Product Weight: 3.85Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • T.P: 15.76
  • Dimensions: H16 x W34 x L14.5cm
  • Material: Plaster
  • Postage Weight: 6.00 Kg

A sandalled foot of the minor god Hermes. The cast may be of part of the statue known as 'Hermes holding the infant Dionysus', now in the Archaeological Museum, Olympia, in Greece. <br> <br> Hermes was believed to have been the son of Zeus and Maia and the brother of Apollo. Although Hermes is best known as the messenger god, he was also the god of herds and flocks, music, travellers and accompanied the dead on Charon's boat to Hades. He is often shown carrying the herald's wand (the caduceus), the traveller's hat (with or without wings), and wearing winged sandals. <br> <br>The mould from which this cast was taken is just one of the many different subjects produced by the firm of Domenico Brucciani in the early 20th century. Based in Covent Garden, in London, D. Brucciani & Co manufactured a large number of moulds taken from a diverse range of subjects: architectural reliefs and mouldings, natural history subjects, and, more famously, direct moulds taken from Michelangelo's 'David'. The casts produced from these moulds were sold to schools and colleges for use in 'life drawing' classes.

A plaster ornament of the sandaled foot of the ancient Greek god Hermes.

The original is thought to be part of the statue known as ‘Hermes holding the infant Dionysus’, now in the Archaeological Museum Olympia in Greece.

Hermes was worshipped as the son of Zeus and Maia, and the half-brother of Apollo and Artemis. Although Hermes is best known as the messenger god, he was also the god of the herd, music and travellers, and he accompanied the dead on Charon’s boat to Hades. He is often shown carrying his caduceus staff and wearing a traveller’s hat and winged sandals.

A lively home ornament inspired by ancient Greek religion.

  • Product Code: CMCC60830
  • Product Weight: 3.85Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • T.P: 15.76
  • Dimensions: H16 x W34 x L14.5cm
  • Material: Plaster
  • Postage Weight: 6.00 Kg
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