Marcellus as Hermes Logios of Louvre Museum Statue
Marcellus as Hermes Logios in Louvre Museum Replica Sculpture Statue. Louvre Museum, Paris. Direct cast after museum original from 1st Century BC. This classic work of art evokes timeless beauty in the idyllic form of one of Rome’s great men. Cast directly from the original museum piece, this grand sculpture measures over a yard tall and is created in 18 lbs. of designer resin to capture every nuance. A distinctive addition to your home or garden gallery, our exclusive work echoes the fine sculptures seen on European estates. Marcellus as Hermes Logios, sculpture of Marcellus the Younger as Hermes Logios, the god of eloquence. It was executed in marble (1.80 meters in height) circa 20 BC (ie 2 years after the nominal subject's death, possibly on his uncle Augustus's personal order as a funerary monument), and was signed by Cleomenes the Athenian. Before 1590 it was housed in Pope Sixtus V's villa on the Esquiline Hill. It was bought from the papal collections in 1664 by Louis XIV of France and placed in the "galerie des Glaces" at the Palace of Versailles. Napoleon brought it from there to the Louvre, Paris in 1802, where it now resides.
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