ca. 550 BCE. Etruscan white burial  lekythos. The messenger god Hermes, bearded but youthful on the rocky shores of the river Styx.

Hermes wears chiton and crown on her head - white lekythos from Etruscan culture in ancient İtaly, circa

Hermes/Mercury | divine herald; guide of the dead; God of herding, trade, thievery,travel, crossroads, diplomacy, writing, intellect, astronomy and calendars

Hermes: Attic Red Figure Shape: Lekythos Attributed to the Tithonus Painter ca 500 - 450 BC Hermes, messenger of the gods, flies on winged boots. He holds his kerykeion or herald's wand in hand, and wears a petasos (traveller's cap) and chlamys (cloak).

A 5th-century Greek lekythos, or olive oil jar, at the Cleveland Museum of Art

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Munich, Museum antiker Kleinkunst    White-ground classical funerary lekythos with inner compartment for a token amount of oil (found in a grave at Oropos, near the Attic/Boeotian border)     The messenger god Hermes, bearded but youthful, sits on the rocky shores of the river Styx. He wears his travelling hat and cloak, but is bare foot.

Munich, Museum antiker Kleinkunst White-ground classical funerary lekythos with inner compartment for a token amount of oil (found in a grave at Oropos, near the Attic/Boeotian border) The messenger god Hermes, bearded but youthful, sits on the rocky shores of the river Styx. He wears his travelling hat and cloak, but is bare foot.

Books/ The Royal Tombs of Aigai: White lekythoi from the “painter of Women”, from a grave in the burial plot of the queens. (430 B.C)

1 White lekythos from the “painter of Women”, from a grave in the burial plot of the queens.C) From Aigai, the Royal Metropolis of the Macedonians, by Angeliki Kottaridi.

Attic White-Ground Lekythos; Possibly Tymbos Painter (Greek (Attic), active about 460 B.C.); Athens, Greece; about 460 B.C.; Terracotta; 21.5 x 7 cm (8 7/16 x 2 3/4 in.); 83.AE.41

Date: about 460 B. Youth in chlamys and petasos with drawn sword, striding to right. Above, band of running leftward meander.

Marble relief depiciting the messenger god Hermes holding Etruscan rod of authority C.200BC. Posted by Artur Uskumantur

(Posted © 2012 infringement by Xavier Duprez of France) .Marble relief depiciting the messenger god Hermes holding Etruscan rod of authority Posted by Artur Uskumantur

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