London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
An Italian alabaster bust of Hermes
late 19th or early 20th century
After the Antique, set on a waisted, splaying socle (damaged at the base)
17.5/8in. (44.8cm.) high overall
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The present bust is after the renowned full length statue of Hermes carrying the infant Dionysus at Olympia, by the mid 4th century Greek master Praxiteles.
Please note this lot has suffered damage on the view. The head has been broken off. Christie's will make arrangements to restore the piece, at our own expense, if desired, on behalf of the successful purchaser.
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