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Object Number: MS3515
Current Location: Magic in the Ancient World
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Naples
Maker: J. Chiurazzi and Fils
Locus: Villa dei Papiri
Date Made: 1903
Early Date: 1903
Late Date: 1903
Iconography:Seated Hermes
Height: 109.22cm
Width: 73.66cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Chiurazzi and Fils (Foundry); subscription of John Wanamaker, 1904
Other Number5625 - Naples Museum Number


Seated Hermes. Seated, body leaning slightly forward, head inclined to right. Right leg extended forward, left leg bent back. Right hand resting on (non-existent) rock. Left hand forward, upper forearm resting on left thigh with hand holding part of a cylindrical object (caduceus?). Winged sandals, otherwise naked. Short, wavy hair. Original found at Herculaneum.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

J. Chiurazzi & Fils - Naples, Italy - Bronze Foundry - Reproductions of the Bronzes found at Pompeii and Herculaneum and at present in the National Museum of Naples (30 Apr 1904 - 01 Dec 1904)View Objects in Exhibition
Fairmount Park Art Association Outdoor Art ( Jan 1986 - Mar 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Mattusch, Carol C. 2005. The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum: Life and Afterlife of a Sculpture Collection. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 216-222View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Chiurazzi, Salavatore. 1929. Chiurazzi. Riproduzioni di Opere Classiche in Bronzo e Marmo. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 77View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] S. Chiurazzi & Fils. 1904. S. Chiurazzi & Fils Naples Italy Bronze Foundry. Reproductions of the Bronzes Found at Pompei and Herculaneaum and at Present in the National Museum in Naples. The Collection of Bronzes Made Upon the Order of John Wanamaker of Philadelphia for the. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 31View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] J. Chiurazzi and Fils. 1901. J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Fournisseurs de Cours et Musees. Etablissements. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 8View Objects cited in this Publication

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