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Hermes speeding across the waves holding a lyre, the instrument he invented and gave to Apollo in exchange for a golden whip, symbol of his role as protector of herds. This exchange of the two gods sealed their friendship.

Hermes speeding across the waves holding a lyre, the instrument he invented and gave to Apollo in exchange for a golden whip, symbol of his role as protector of herds. This exchange of the two gods sealed their friendship. British Museum. Copy by Diana Webber, 2015.

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Hermes speeding across the waves holding a lyre, the instrument he invented and gave to Apollo in exchange for a golden whip, symbol of his role as protector of herds. This exchange of the two gods sealed their friendship. British Museum. Copy by Diana Webber, 2015.


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