Funeral and honorific statue of Marcellus, represented as Hermes
Greek marble. Ca. 20 BCE.
Height 1.80 m.
Paris, Louvre MuseumInv. No. MR 315 (Ma 1207).Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Funeral and honorific statue of Marcellus, represented as Hermes.

Greek marble. Ca. 20 BCE.
Height 1.80 m.
Inv. No. MR 315 (Ma 1207).

Paris, Louvre Museum

Origin:
By 1649 the statue was placed in the gardens of the Villa of Sixtus V on the Esquilin (subsequently Montalto Negroni’s palace); in 1685 it was bought by Louis XIV from prince Savello with Poussin’s mediation as а statue of Germanicus; it was restored by Girardon and placed in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. In 1802 it was transferred by Napoleon to the Louvre. [The museum label (2008) contains mistakes; sources on the origin see below (Sources). — Site Editor’s note.]
Description:
Italiano Il est ici représenté en Hermès orateur, selon un type de la statuaire grecque dont l’original avait été élevé pour les héros morts à la bataille de Coronée (447 avant J.-C.). La statue du Louvre est signée d’un sculpteur grec, Cléoménès l’Athénien. Sans doute est-ce une commande d’Auguste lui-même.
Credits:
(сс) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
Origin: 1) the official Museum site; 2) Giroire C., Roger D. Roman Art from the Louvre. Hudson Hills Press, Hudson, 2007, p. 28.

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