Agora Object: S 1054
Inventory Number:   S 1054
Section Number:   Ψ 342
Title:   Statue of Hermes
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   Complete except for right hand, a bit of the caduceus and a fragment from the left arm, where there is a break, and an iron dowel, which joined the two parts in antiquity; the head made separately and attached.
The youthful Hermes is represented standing, about two-thirds life-size, on a roughly rectangular plinth, a conventionalized palm-stump used as his support at his right. His weight is on his right leg, his right arm at his side, the hand slightly extended, his left arm bent at the elbow to hold the upright caduceus and the loose folds of his cloak. He is nude except for his winged sandals and his chlamys, which covers his upper chest and crosses diagonally over his back to his left arm.
Expressionless idealized face; the hair, treated in regularly arranged flat curls, preserves many traces of red sizing, which also appears in the folds of the chlamys. A hole in the left shoulder is apparently for a bronze brooch to fasten the cloak.
Very smoothly finished on the front, the marks of the tooth chisel not removed from the back.
Bluish gray marble somewhat crystalline, with at sharply marked grain; probably a poor grade of Pentelic marble.
Conservation Status:   Finished
Context:   Well.
Negatives:   Leica, 8-225, 8-226, 8-227, 8-228, 8-229, 8-230, 8-231, 80-464, color slide
Dimensions:   H. (with plinth) 1.135; W. ca. 0.41; Th. ca. 0.20
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Date:   18 May 1938
Section:   Ψ
Grid:   Ψ:30/ΛΣΤ
Elevation:   -22.00 to -23.00m.
Masl:   -23--22m.
Deposit:   P 18:2
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), pp. 94, 97.
    Guide (1976), p. 298.
    Guide (1962), p. 193.
    Hesperia 8 (1939), pp. 214, 236, 238, fig. 36.
    ILN (9 July 1938), p. 57, nos. 2, 3.
    Agora XXIV, pp. 41, 48, pl. 38 d.
References:   Publication: Agora XXIV
Publication: Hesperia 8 (1939)
Publication: Museum Guide (2014)
Publication Page: Agora 24, s. 19, p. xvi
Publication Page: Agora 24, s. 65, p. 41
Publication Page: Agora 24, s. 219
Report: 2009 Excavations
Report: 1938 Ψ
Report Page: 1938 Ψ, s. 6
Report Page: 2009 Excavations, s. 4
Images (41)
Deposit: P 18:2
Notebook: Ψ-3
Notebook: Ψ-5
Notebook Pages (5)
Card: S 1054
Card: S 1054