Cast Gallery catalogue number: C053
Herm of Hermes.
The inscription on the base reads:
You will recognise the fine statue by Alkamenes, the Hermes Before-the-Gates. Pergamios gave it.
and Know thyself.
- Plaster cast: Height: 97cm.
- Copy of a marble herm.
- The herm:
- is a version of Alkamenes' original Hermes Propylaios (Hermes Before-the-Gates) which was set up on the Athens Acropolis in about 430 BC.
- was found at Pergamon in 1903.
- is now in Istanbul, Archaeological Museum, 527.