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Found in temple of Hera i Olympia in 1877. Hermes, the messenger of gods, charged by Zeus to take the infant Dionysus to the nymphs, who were to nurse him, rest on the way having thrown the cloak over the tree trunk. On his raised arm he probably holding a brunch of grapes, a symbol of future god of wine, Dionysus riches out for it.

The marble sculpture dates back to the fourth century BC, based on a remark recorded by the second century Greek traveler, Pausanias. Its style has defined what is known as the 揚raxitelean Style although art historians doubt its was indeed created by Praxiteles because there are no identified ancient replicas of it.

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