|Collection:||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Title:||Smaller Boston Hermes Kriophoros|
|Findspot:||Found at Arcadia|
|Summary:||Hermes carrying lamb in his left arm|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 520 BC - ca. 510 BC|
H 0.167 m
Subject Description: Hermes strides ahead, in an upright pose, with both arms held ahead of him. In his right hand he probably held a kerykeion, and in his left hand he holds the forelegs of a small lamb, the rest of whose body dangles at Hermes' side. This indicates Hermes' role as protector of flocks. He wears a knee-length shepherd's tunic, decorated around the neck with a hatched incision, with a thin band at the hem, and belted at the waist. He wears short wingless boots and a wide-brimmed pilos. His hair is arranged in stylized curls around his forehead and ears, a pointed beard, and long crinkled locks falling down the back of his head.
Condition Description: Figure is nearly complete, missing only Hermes' left foot, the left hind leg of the ram, and the attribute (probably a kerykeion, or herald's staff, made of another material) from Hermes' right hand. Greenish grey patina on surface.
Collection History: Formerly in the E.P. Warren Collection; acquired by the MFA in 1904.