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Roman Sculptor

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100 - 110. Marble. Room 073

This is a Roman copy of an Athenian original from the early fourth century B. C. Its archaising appearance responds not only to the hermae tradition but also to the oriental nature of this particular manifestation of the god Hermes, in keeping with a prototype created for a Phoenician sanctuary in the Piraeus, the harbour of Athens.


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Pencil on paper, Mid-XVIIIcentury
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Roman Sculptor
100 - 110
Height: 48 cm.; Width: 31 cm.; Base/bottom: 28 cm.
Collection of VII marqués del Carpio, Roma, 1676-1682; Collection of Casa de Alba; Royal Collection (Felipe V's collection, Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia).

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Hubner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 103.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la Escultura, Imprenta y fototipia de J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 86-87, n.98.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 85.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las esculturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1949, pp. 86.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la Escultura, por A. Blanco, Madrid, 1957, pp. 73.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la Escultura, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981.

El Cuaderno de Ajello y las esculturas del Museo del Prado, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1998, pp. 160.

Checa Cremades, F, Un príncipe del Renacimiento: Felipe II, un monarca y su ép..., Sociedad Estatal para la Commemoración de los cent..., Madrid, 1998, pp. 366.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Escultura clásica: guía, Fundación Marcelino Botín; Museo del Prado, Santander, 1999, pp. 75.

Borea, Evelina, L'idea del bello: viaggio per Roma nel seicento con Giovan P, Edizioni de Luca, Roma, 2000.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2004, pp. 60-63.

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Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 382.
382. Una cabeza de mármol de Carrara que representa a el filosofo Epimenides. / Alto 1 pie, 8 pulg, 6 lin.

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Room 073 (On Display)

Update date: 07-07-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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