Hermes and Hekate - Item #17
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WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
37 Inches High x 33 Inches Wide
A series of reliefs were found in the ruins of what is known as the Passage of the Theoroi. The Passage was located in the ancient agora (a public marketplace) in the city of Thasos (modern-day Limenas) on the Greek island of the same name. In the northeast corner of the agora was an altar featuring reliefs of figures walking toward it. On the east wall, facing the non-extant altar in two groups, were Hermes followed by a female (who may be Hekate) and the Graces. On the west wall, facing a carved niche again in two groups, were Apollo being crowned by a female (possibly Artemis) and nymphs, who are nature deities. This fragment features Hermes and the female.
Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris
Origin: Passage of the Theoroi, Thasos (city), Thasos, Greece
Time Period: Ancient Greek, c. 480-465 BCE
1911 Catalog ID # - 6955C
"Louvre Ma 696 (Sculpture)." Tufts University: Perseus Digital Library, Gregory R. Crane (editor-in-chief), http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/artifact?name=Louvre+Ma+696&object=sculpture.
"Relief du passage des Théores: Apollon nymphagète et les Nymphes." Louvre Museum: Atlas Database, http://cartelfr.louvre.fr/cartelfr/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=5494.