|Collection:||Olympia Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Olympia Hermes with Infant Dionysos|
|Findspot:||Excavated at Olympia|
|Summary:||Hermes holding the infant Dionysos in his left arm|
|Sculptor:||Literary attestation to Praxiteles|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Copy ?|
|Original:||Hermes with Dionysos|
|Date:||ca. 100 BC - ca. 100 AD|
H 2.15 m
The date of the Hermes is extremely controversial and as yet undetermined. Most scholars now believe it is a work of the Hellenistic period rather than of the 4th century.
Condition: Nearly complete
Hermes lacks the lower legs (the right foot is original), the right forearm including the elbow and various small pieces. Dionysos' left shoulder/upper arm and parts of the torso are also restored.
Excavated by the Germans at Olympia in 1877.