Hermes With Winged Royal Bust

Hermes With Winged Royal Bust

Hermes is the son of Zeus an Maia. He has been described the fastes and the most tricky god in Greek mythology and bears a magical rod. One day he steals some cattles which are under the protection of The god Apollon. Apollon runs amok and brings him to Zeus for demanding him to be punished. But Hermes allures Zeus and Apollon by playing his lyre. And then Zeus appoints him as messenger of the gods by giving him a winged royal and a pair of shoes. The myth mentiones that he invented lyre, shepherd’s pipe, notation, astronomy, measurement units and sports.

 

The original statue is 38 cms high and located in Istanbul Museum. The identical copy of the bust which is officially permitted from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The bases are made of White marble from Milas, Mugla.