On the front of the granite plinth carved gilded text: "HERMES".
The Albertina Foundation
The bronze figure was made after a bronze copy discovered in Herculanum and now in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Inv. no. 5625. the no longer existing original was made by Lysippus (active 360-310 BC)
The Ørsted Park
Ellinor Wensche: Friluftskunsten i København, København 1932, 54. Charles Haugbøll: Ørstedsparken, København 1933, 30, 39-40, 49. Monumenter Mindesmærker og Statuer i København Frederiksberg og Gjentofte, København 1944, 30. Legatet 'Albertina'. I anledning af legatets 80 aars dag den 18. november 1959, København 1959, 7-8, 12. Hovedstadens monumenter mindetavler museer. En vejviser, København 1962, 66. Bent Zinglersen: Københavnske monumenter og minesmærker, København 1974, 221. Dyveke Helsted, Torben Holck Colding & Torben Melander: Albertina. Et legats historie gennem 100 år 1879-1979, København 1979, 46-47
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The messenger of the gods and the actual god of wind and storm, trade, shepherds, travellers and thieves. Here he is the messenger who has rested on a rock and is just getting up to continue. He originally had winged feet, but in this version we only see the thongs that have held the wings. Under the soles of his feet can be seen a rosette, and he is holding a message in his hand.