Hermes head, part of Herma column unearthed during roadworks in Athens

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Hermes head, part of Herma column unearthed  during roadworks in AthensThe head of Hermes. Credit: Ministry of Culture and Sports

A municipality of Athens crew carrying out roadworks in Aiolou street in downtown Athens οn Friday unearthed a head of Hermes, part of a Herma column, ANA reports.

Greece's Culture Ministry in an announcement noted that the find is in a good condition and has been transferred to an Antiquities Ephorate warehouse.

It is an original sculpture, probably dated to the end of the 4th or early 3rd century BC. The Herma columns were located on crossroads and were used as signposts.

The head was found in a depth of 1.3m and is depicting God Hermes at a mature age. It is part of a Hermaic stele.

The iconography of the sculpture resembles the type of Hermes Propylaios by Alcamenes.

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