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Hermes by Praxiteles

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Address: Katakolon, Olympia 27065, Grecia, Olympia 27065, Greece
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This is perhaps the most famous of all the statues in the Olympia Museum. The Hermes of Praxiteles is a beautifully carved marble statue. It is said that this statue describes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is perhaps the most famous of all the statues in the Olympia Museum. The Hermes of Praxiteles is a beautifully carved marble statue. It is said that this statue describes the anatomy of the body in accurate forms. I would have to agree. Even though Olympia was plundered several times through the age, archaeologists have unearthed a treasure-trove of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The museum is well run and easy to navigate round. We came here on our own tour so the leader took us round the key areas to look at and discuss, we found this very useful as it seems there was a lot to look at, some which really didn't mean much compared to other key pieces. Without our guide... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The marble statue of a naked Hermes and the baby Dionysus resting on his arm stands on a pedestal in the middle of a room in the Olympia Archaeological Museum. This white shiny sculpture is contrasted successfully against a black wall used as its backdrop. The statue is lovely to look at even though Hermes has lost an arm in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This amazing sculpture is a highlight of the visit. Be sure and wander back to the room housing this exhibit since it isn't in the fore front of the museum. Be sure and walk completely around the statue. Lighting makes it hard to take a good picture without a flash. Our guide shared the complete story of the relationship between... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Located inside the archaeological museum at ancient olympia. Beautiful work, hard to take your eyes off it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is just one of the statues in the Archaeological Museum and whilst I'm not a huge fan of this kind of art, it is very impressive particularly given its age and history. Plus there is lots more in the museum to see so the museum is a must visit and you can't really miss this statue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Definitely worth a visit to see this which is in the museum. There are lots more of the sculptures to see too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Absolutely stunning sculpture that can be viewed from all angles! Viewers are not allowed to pose in front for photos, so the viewers move along quickly for everyone to appreciate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

One of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art. Hermes is depicted carrying the infant Dionysos. Made from Parian marble it stands 2,10m in height. It is thought to be an original of the great sculptor and it is dated to ca. 330 B.C. You can walk around this sculpture and admire every details of this art. It stand on an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The statue is beautiful, and where it is placed, from different angles around his body, he has different facial expressions.

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