April 27, 1924: Greece proposes to send one of its archaeological treasures

20240428 104756

April 27, 1924: Greece proposes to send one of its archaeological treasures, a statue of Hermes and the Infant Dionysus attributed to the master Praxiteles, to the U.S. for an exhibition tour. The offer is a mark of gratitude for American aid to resettle Greek refugees.

1000073403
April 27, 1924: Greece proposes to send one of its archaeological treasures 1

Miami Herald.

The offer is withdrawn a month later over concerns the masterpiece could be damaged in transit.

This exquisite masterpiece, attributed to the legendary sculptor Praxiteles, is considered one of the finest examples of Classical Greek art. It depicts the god Hermes holding the young Dionysus in his arms, and is renowned for its exceptional beauty and grace

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Copyright Greekcitytimes 2024