Item PC/012 - Plaster cast of Hermes of Praxiteles (Hermes and the Infant Dionysus)

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PC/012

Title

Plaster cast of Hermes of Praxiteles (Hermes and the Infant Dionysus)

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  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century (Creation)

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Original: Greek sculpture of Hermes and the infant Dionysus discovered in 1877 in the ruins of the Temple of Hera at Olympia. It is traditionally attributed to Praxiteles and dated to the 4th century BC. 3/4 size sculpture. Original currently in the collection of the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Greece.

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Archival history

This item is currently on display in The Glasgow School of Art's Reid Building. For access information please email archives@gsa.ac.uk.

Custodial history

Acquired 1901. Listed in 1964/5 inventory as located in the Basement Passage of the Mackintosh Building (GSAA/GOV/7/5). Cast is listed for sale in 'Catalogue Casts for Schools' (GSAA/ISE/5/8), however no evidence this was the distributor (D. Brucciani & Co.) or issue it was bought from.

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Dimensions: 2080 x 1010 x 595 mm (Plinth: 700 x 1324 x 785 mm)

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GSAA/GOV/7/5, GSAA/ISE/5/8

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GB 1694 PC/012

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

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