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Hermes Collection

"Hermes: A Mythical Figure Spanning Time and Cultures" HMS Hermes (R12), a British aircraft carrier, proudly sailed the seas with its powerful presence

Background imageHermes Collection: HMS Hermes (R12)

HMS Hermes (R12)

Background imageHermes Collection: Hermes, 1886. Artist: Jonnard

Hermes, 1886. Artist: Jonnard
Hermes, 1886. The Greek god Hermes with winged helmet and sandals. From The Magazine of Art. [Cassell & Company, London, 1886]

Background imageHermes Collection: HMS Hermes (R12)

HMS Hermes (R12) shortly after being accepted by the Royal Navy, 1959

Background imageHermes Collection: Hermes Trismegistus

Hermes Trismegistus
HERMES TRISMEGISTUS (= thrice- greatest), perceived by Neoplatonists as the presiding deity of alchemy, possessing magical and oracular powers

Background imageHermes Collection: Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina

Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina. Work attributed to the legendary alchemist Hermes Trismegistus who summarizes the process Magnum Opus or Great work for the creation of

Background imageHermes Collection: Hermes Trismegistus

Hermes Trismegistus
The messenger of the gods, but here as HERMES TRISMEGISTUS (= thrice-greatest), perceived by Neoplatonists as the presiding deity of alchemy, possessing magical and oracular powers

Background imageHermes Collection: Hermes Trismegistus. Floor mosaic in the Cathedral of Siena, 1488

Hermes Trismegistus. Floor mosaic in the Cathedral of Siena, 1488. Found in the Collection of the Duomo di Siena

Background imageHermes Collection: ITALY. Siena. Cathedral. Hermes Trismegistus

ITALY. Siena. Cathedral. Hermes Trismegistus delivers a book to two personages who represent the Orient and the Western. Work attributed to Giovanni di Maestro Stefano (1488). Renaissance art

Background imageHermes Collection: Tabula Smaragdina (Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus), 1609. Creator: Anonymous

Tabula Smaragdina (Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus), 1609. Creator: Anonymous
Tabula Smaragdina (Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus). From: Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae by Heinrich Khunrath, 1609. Private Collection

Background imageHermes Collection: HMS Hermes (95)

HMS Hermes (95)

Background imageHermes Collection: Zeus / Jupiter

Zeus / Jupiter
Zeus (Jupiter) and Hera (Juno) sit with his eagle, visited by Poseidon (Neptune) Hermes (Mercury) and his son (by Alkmene, not Hera, hence her gesture) Herakles

Background imageHermes Collection: Hercules Brings Cerberus to Eurystheus, with Hermes and Athena, c6th century BC

Hercules Brings Cerberus to Eurystheus, with Hermes and Athena, c6th century BC. Greek Vase from an Etruscan Tomb

Background imageHermes Collection: Marble statue of Hermes by Praxiteles I

Marble statue of Hermes by Praxiteles I
Close-up of the marble statue of Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus by Praxiteles I of Athens, the son of Cephisodotus the Elder and one of the foremost Attic Sculptors. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHermes Collection: HMS Hermes (R12) entering Algiers Harbour, August 1960

HMS Hermes (R12) entering Algiers Harbour, August 1960. Date: 1960

Background imageHermes Collection: PRAXITELES (flourished 370, -330 BC). Hermes

PRAXITELES (flourished 370, -330 BC). Hermes bearing the infant Dionysus. ca. 330 BC. Hermes carrying the child Dionysus to the nymphs who were charged with his rearing. Classical Greek art

Background imageHermes Collection: Poster advertising holidays in Greece

Poster advertising holidays in Greece, with an idyllic view of the Bay of Athens. 20th century

Background imageHermes Collection: ALLEGORY OF MERCURY, 1496. Personification of Mercury, the planet of science

ALLEGORY OF MERCURY, 1496. Personification of Mercury, the planet of science and the arts. Woodcut from Nicolas Le Rouges Le grand kalendrier des bergieres, Troyes, 1496

Background imageHermes Collection: Gertrude Hermes - Sculptor, Designer, Engraver

Gertrude Hermes - Sculptor, Designer, Engraver
Gertrude Hermes (1901-1983) - Sculptor, Designer, Engraver 1940

Background imageHermes Collection: Philemon Baucis Myth Classical Humble Cottagers

Philemon Baucis Myth Classical Humble Cottagers
philemon, baucis, myth, classical, humble, cottagers, hospitable, zeus, hermes, incognito, home, turned, temple, die, trees, history, historical, 10082174

Background imageHermes Collection: A Royal Navy Westland Wessex HU5, XT485, lifts supplies ?

A Royal Navy Westland Wessex HU5, XT485, lifts supplies ?
A Royal Navy Westland Wessex HU5, XT485, lifts supplies from HMS Hermes (R12)

Background imageHermes Collection: Mercury riding Pegasus, known as the Horse of Marly, 1701-02 (marble)

Mercury riding Pegasus, known as the Horse of Marly, 1701-02 (marble)
XIR167868 Mercury riding Pegasus, known as the Horse of Marly, 1701-02 (marble) by Coysevox, Antoine (1640-1720); height: 326 cm; Louvre, Paris

Background imageHermes Collection: The Judgment of Paris, c1635-1638, (1912). Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

The Judgment of Paris, c1635-1638, (1912). Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Judgment of Paris, c1635-1638, (1912). A colour print of Rubens painting, from Famous Paintings with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, (Cassell and Company, London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

Background imageHermes Collection: Handley Page HP81 Hermes IV, G-ALDC

Handley Page HP81 Hermes IV, G-ALDC, of Airwork

Background imageHermes Collection: Olivetti Advert 1928

Olivetti Advert 1928
An Olivetti typewriter is held aloft by Hermes, messenger of the gods and patron of the telecommunications industry

Background imageHermes Collection: Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo)

Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo)
8856907 Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo) by Giambologna (Giovanni da Bologna), (1529-1608); Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Background imageHermes Collection: Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo)

Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo)
8856935 Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo) by Giambologna (Giovanni da Bologna), (1529-1608); Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Background imageHermes Collection: Engraving depicting the Staff of Hermes, also known as the caduceus

Engraving depicting the Staff of Hermes, also known as the caduceus, is the traditional symbol of Hermes
5309414 Engraving depicting the Staff of Hermes, also known as the caduceus, is the traditional symbol of Hermes and features two snakes winding around an often winged staff; (add.info)

Background imageHermes Collection: Ancient Greek Female Costume (litho)

Ancient Greek Female Costume (litho)
8637147 Ancient Greek Female Costume (litho) by Smith, John Moyr (1839-1912); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dress of the third period of Greek art history)

Background imageHermes Collection: Statue of Hermes, ancient Greece (engraving)

Statue of Hermes, ancient Greece (engraving)
8634956 Statue of Hermes, ancient Greece (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Statue of Hermes, ancient Greece. Illustration from Hellas)

Background imageHermes Collection: Mercury, Harrow and Aglaure, 17th century (oil on canvas)

Mercury, Harrow and Aglaure, 17th century (oil on canvas)
JEB4877683 Mercury, Harrow and Aglaure, 17th century (oil on canvas); 122x102 cm; Palais de Longchamp, Marseille, France; (add.info)

Background imageHermes Collection: Hermes of Olympia, 1896 (engraving)

Hermes of Olympia, 1896 (engraving)
LEG4339425 Hermes of Olympia, 1896 (engraving); (add.info.: Hermes of Olympia or Hermes carrying Dyonisos as a child (representation of the sculpture attributed to Praxitele)

Background imageHermes Collection: Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo)

Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo)
8856890 Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo) by Giambologna (Giovanni da Bologna), (1529-1608); Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Background imageHermes Collection: Hermes, Ludovisi or Loghios style, 1st century AD (marble)

Hermes, Ludovisi or Loghios style, 1st century AD (marble)
6384352 Hermes, Ludovisi or Loghios style, 1st century AD (marble); Palazzo Massimo alle Terme & Museum, Rome, Lazio, Italy; (add.info.: Hermes, Ludovisi or Loghios style, first century AD)

Background imageHermes Collection: Phidias or Pheidias: Bust of Hermes of Praxiteles, Olympia (engraving)

Phidias or Pheidias: Bust of Hermes of Praxiteles, Olympia (engraving)
8649856 Phidias or Pheidias: Bust of Hermes of Praxiteles, Olympia (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Bust of Hermes of Praxiteles, Olympia)

Background imageHermes Collection: Hermes, ancient Greek messenger god (engraving)

Hermes, ancient Greek messenger god (engraving)
8634959 Hermes, ancient Greek messenger god (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hermes, ancient Greek messenger god. Illustration from Hellas)

Background imageHermes Collection: Pantheon of Greek Gods on Mount Olympus (engraving)

Pantheon of Greek Gods on Mount Olympus (engraving)
8634955 Pantheon of Greek Gods on Mount Olympus (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pantheon of Greek Gods on Mount Olympus)

Background imageHermes Collection: Hermes, Ludovisi or Loghios style, 1st century AD (marble)

Hermes, Ludovisi or Loghios style, 1st century AD (marble)
6384351 Hermes, Ludovisi or Loghios style, 1st century AD (marble); Palazzo Massimo alle Terme & Museum, Rome, Lazio, Italy; (add.info.: Hermes, Ludovisi or Loghios style, first century AD)

Background imageHermes Collection: Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo)

Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo)
8856919 Florence, Italy - Circa June 2021: Flying Mercury by Giambologna, 1580. This is his... 2021 (photo) by Giambologna (Giovanni da Bologna), (1529-1608); Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Background imageHermes Collection: Sapphire from a ring, c.1882-1930s (sapphire)

Sapphire from a ring, c.1882-1930s (sapphire)
7227133 Sapphire from a ring, c.1882-1930s (sapphire); Private Collection; (add.info.: Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 35.09 carats)

Background imageHermes Collection: Statue of the Greek god Hermes as a Pankration fighter (Pancraziaste)

Statue of the Greek god Hermes as a Pankration fighter (Pancraziaste). From Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli
FLO4997421 Statue of the Greek god Hermes as a Pankration fighter (Pancraziaste). From Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli. Copperplate drawn and engraved by G

Background imageHermes Collection: Vase decorated with mythical figures including Minerva, Hercules, Mercury, etc

Vase decorated with mythical figures including Minerva, Hercules, Mercury, etc. from the British Museum
FLO4679494 Vase decorated with mythical figures including Minerva, Hercules, Mercury, etc. from the British Museum. Copperplate engraving by Henry Moses from A Collection of Antique Vases, Altars

Background imageHermes Collection: Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho)

Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho)
8669949 Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHermes Collection: While her robes flaunted with daffodils, Illustration to the poem Lamia by John Keats

While her robes flaunted with daffodils, Illustration to the poem Lamia by John Keats, from Poems of Keats, pub.c.1910
3502841 While her robes flaunted with daffodils, Illustration to the poem Lamia by John Keats, from Poems of Keats, pub.c.1910; (add.info.: While her robes flaunted with daffodils)

Background imageHermes Collection: A little dictionary of art in 100 pictures (litho)

A little dictionary of art in 100 pictures (litho)
8673226 A little dictionary of art in 100 pictures (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A little dictionary of art in 100 pictures)

Background imageHermes Collection: Mercury from a series of reliefs depicting the planetary symbols

Mercury from a series of reliefs depicting the planetary symbols and signs of the zodiac by Agostino di Duccio (1418-81)
BEN85107 Mercury from a series of reliefs depicting the planetary symbols and signs of the zodiac by Agostino di Duccio (1418-81), c.1450 (plaster); Chapel of the Planets, Tempio Malatestiano

Background imageHermes Collection: Marble statue of Hermes in Athens, messenger of the gods, god of trade, thieves, travellers

Marble statue of Hermes in Athens, messenger of the gods, god of trade, thieves, travellers
7278156 Marble statue of Hermes in Athens, messenger of the gods, god of trade, thieves, travellers; Private Collection; (add.info.: Marble statue of Hermes in Athens, messenger of the gods)

Background imageHermes Collection: Sapphire from a ring, c.1882-1930s (sapphire)

Sapphire from a ring, c.1882-1930s (sapphire)
7227134 Sapphire from a ring, c.1882-1930s (sapphire); Private Collection; (add.info.: Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, weighing approximately 35.09 carats)

Background imageHermes Collection: The four great alchemists. 1652 (engraving From Elias Ashmole Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum London)

The four great alchemists. 1652 (engraving From Elias Ashmole Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum London)
541724 The four great alchemists. 1652 (engraving From Elias Ashmole Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum London); (add.info.: From left to right)



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"Hermes: A Mythical Figure Spanning Time and Cultures" HMS Hermes (R12), a British aircraft carrier, proudly sailed the seas with its powerful presence. Meanwhile, artist Jonnard captured the essence in 1886 through his mesmerizing artwork. The ship's name pays homage to the ancient figure known as Hermes Trismegistus. The Emerald Tablet, also referred to as Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina, holds mystical secrets attributed to this enigmatic deity. Its origins date back centuries, with an anonymous creator unveiling it in 1609. This tablet serves as a testament to the enduring fascination surrounding Hermes Trismegistus. In Siena Cathedral, a captivating floor mosaic from 1488 immortalizes Hermes Trismegistus' wisdom and influence. Italy's rich history intertwines with this mythical figure who transcends time and culture. Praxiteles I skillfully crafted a marble statue that showcases his divine grace and beauty. As one gazes upon this masterpiece, they can almost feel Zeus/Jupiter's presence alongside him – for their connection runs deep within mythology. Whether depicted on naval vessels like HMS Hermes (95) or revered within religious settings such as Siena Cathedral, there is no denying the lasting impact Trismegistus on human imagination throughout history. From maritime might to artistic brilliance, from sacred texts to awe-inspiring statues - each representation reveals another layer of mystery surrounding this multifaceted deity. Let us continue exploring the depths of knowledge associated with "Hermes, " uncovering hidden truths that have captivated humanity for generations.