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The Pallas of Musides by Mercvtio The Pallas of Musides by Mercvtio
The twin statue of the Hermes of Kalos (mercvtio.deviantart.com/art/Th…, from a Lovecraft's novel.

"Many years ago, when the hillside villa was new and resplendent, there dwelt within it the two sculptors Kalos and Musides. From Lydia to Neapolis the beauty of their work was praised, and none dared say that the one excelled the other in skill. The Hermes of Kalos stood in a marble shrine in Corinth, and the Pallas of Musides surmounted a pillar in Athens, near the Parthenon. All men paid homage to Kalos and Musides, and marvelled that no shadow of artistic jealousy cooled the warmth of their brotherly friendship."

Lovecraft, The Tree

As is the case with almost all my Lovecraft-related works, this picture is to be included in a mobile app, called The Pnakotic Atlas, and released by Audacious Software (some of you might be familiar with their Comics app). I'm not the only artist working for it, and they are always looking for new contributors to illustrate the remaining locations. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you feel like getting involved !
More info can be found here : pnakoticatlas.com/

And you can get the app here :
Android : play.google.com/store/apps/det…
IOS : itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-pn…
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MarcoLorenzetti Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Very nice work.

Suggestive!
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SamusX10 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I 'think' Herm refers to a specific kind of statue. Only other time I've heard of a status referred to as a Herm was when Alcibiades defiled a bunch of them before the Sicilian expedition.

Good Athena statue though. :)
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Mercvtio Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are right : you could indeed find in Ancient Greece Hermes shaped milestones. The god's penis would indicate the direction of the city whose name was engraved on the base. But the Hermes of Kalos mentioned by Lovecraft is a real statue, worshipped in a temple's cella, as hinted by the marble shrine.

Anyway, thanks for the comment on the Athena ! :-)
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SamusX10 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Do you know why it's still called a Hermes if it's a statue of Athena? That bit's really interesting to me.

And the drawing itself it awesome, I downplayed that in my first comment because I'm a stickler for minutia. XD
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Mercvtio Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think we have a small misunderstanding here : this is just an Athena statue, and in no case an Hermes. In fact Hermai (yes, the plural of Hermes) were just called like this because they were shaped after the God Hermes himself.
You can see one here : [link]
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SamusX10 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
You're right, I misunderstood the description. All is well here. XD
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