Famous statues produced from Parian white marble
Hermes of Praxiteles – at the Museum of Olympia.
One of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art.
Hermes, as Pausanias informs us, is depicted carrying the infant Dionysos. Made from Parian marble it stands 2,10m in height.
It is thought to be an original of the great sculptor and it is dated to ca. 330 B.C.
source: Hellenic Ministry of Culture
• Venus de Milo Venus (or Aphrodite) de Milo Musée du Louvre
• Victory of Samothrace The Winged Victory of Samothrace, Louvre