Title: Hermes with Dionysos
Context: From Olympia
Summary: The baby Dionysos, in Hermes' arms, reaches to a bunch of grapes
Sculptor: Literary attestation to Praxiteles
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Original/copies
Style: Late Classical
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original (lost)
Date: ca. 340 BC
Scale: Over life-size
Region: Elis
Period: Late Classical

Subject Description: In the Heraion at Olympia, Pausanias saw, among statuary dedications, a marble Hermes carrying the baby Dionysos, a work by Praxiteles (Paus. 5.17.3-4). It is still debated whether the statue fitting this description, uncovered through German excavations there in 1877, is the original or a later copy (more likely the latter).

Condition: Lost

Sources Used: Stewart 1990, 177, 279 T 93