Bronze Hermes After: Polykleitos (Greek, active ca. 450–415 B.C.)

ca. 450–20 B.C. (original); 1st century A.D. (copy)

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art

Hollow cast bronze, arms and head cast separately; eyes inlaid with silver; single nipple inlaid with copper.


4 3/8 × 1 5/16 × 13/16 in. (11.1 × 3.4 × 2.1 cm)

Credit Line

Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund

Accession Number



Classical (original); Roman (copy)


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McAlpine Ancient Art, London; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1981.
  • Susan B. Matheson, "Ancient Greek Bronzes at Yale," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004), 49, ill
  • Carlos Picon, Polykleitos, the Doryphoros, and Tradition, ed. Warren G. Moon (Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995), 235
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 265, ill
  • Susan B. Matheson, "A Bronze Hermes in the Polykletian Style," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Winter 1983), 14–21, fig. 1–3
  • "Acquisitions 1981," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 38, no. 3 (Winter 1983), 70
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