Statue of Mercury
A patinated bronze statue of Mercury (Italian, 19th century) done after the 1580 sculpture by Giambologna (Flemish, 1529-1608) for the Villa Medici in Rome. The god Mercury is shown full-length, he stands on one foot with his right arm extended up. The figure is identified as Mercury by his winged cap, ankles, and caduceus. Mercury stands on a cylindrical pedestal with bas-relief figures. This pedestal is raised on a square base.
32 1/4" x 6 1/8" x 10"
Gift of Countess Marguerite de Pourtales, 1963.
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