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Ireland
Kilkenny - Cill Chainnigh
Kilkenny - Cill Chainnigh

The Parade
(Kilkenny Castle)

Hermes and Diana the Huntress


19th century?

Kilkenny - <i>Cill Chainnigh</i> /  Hermes and Diana the Huntress

Description

Two lead statues on pedestals:
  1. Hermes, after the so-called 'Belvedere Antinous', actually a statue of Hermes of the Andros-Farnese type, Roman marble copy of 117-138 A.D. of a Greek bronze by Praxiteles or one of his school, 4th century, now in the Museo Pio-Clementino (Wikipedia).
    Hermes or Mercurius, Messenger of the gods and god of trade, merchants, and travel, in Roman (Mercurius) and Greek (Ἑρμῆς - Hermes) mythology (Wikipedia: Mercury - Hermes).
  2. Diana the Huntress, the statue seems incomplete, lacking the bow and the deer.
    (Ἄρτεμις) in Greek, or Diana, in Roman mythology, is the goddess of the hunt and moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and having the power to talk to and control animals (Wikipedia: Artemis and Diana).

Kilkenny - Cill Chainnigh / Hermes and Diana the Huntress
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Kilkenny - Cill Chainnigh / Hermes and Diana the Huntress
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Location N 52°39'2" W 7°14'58"

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