Hermes Kriophoros

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Carole Raddato
published on 23 November 2016

Fragmentary statue of Hermes carrying a ram on his shoulders (Kriophoros, the "ram-bearer"). Late Roman marble copy from the 1st century BCE of the Kriophoros of Kalamis (a 5th century BCE sculptor of ancient Greece), found near Rome. (Museo Barracco, Rome)

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2016, November 23). Hermes Kriophoros. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Hermes Kriophoros." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 23, 2016.

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Raddato, Carole. "Hermes Kriophoros." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Nov 2016. Web. 26 Mar 2023.