The god Hermes is depicted in the ancient head found in Athens city center

The god Hermes is depicted in  the ancient head found in Athens city center

Regarding  the unveiling of the head of a statue on Aiolou street in Athens the ministry of culture said that it is the head of Hermes at a mature age and is probably part of an Hermetic column .

The iconography of the sculpture is typical of the type of the Hermes Propylaeus of Alkamenos.

According to the ministry the head  found during excavation works  at a depth of 4.2 feet (1.3 meters ) is one of many that served as street markers  in Ancient Athens.

It appears to be from around 300 BC either from the late fourth century BC or the late century third century the ministry added.

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