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A large bronze classical Roman figure of Mercury, after Giambologna (1529 1608), holding the caduceus & wearing his winged helmet, standing on one foot above the mask of Boreus, the Northwind in Greek mythology, raised on black marble square moulded plinth base. Signed: F. Barbedienne Paris.


This bronze depicts the Classical Roman figure of Mercury. Mercury is the Roman god of commerce and communication. The sculpture presents him holding the caduceus in his left hand and wearing a winged helmet on his head. Mercury is supported on the mask of Boreas, the god of north wind.

 Based on the bronze work by the renowned Mannerist sculptor, Giambologna (1529-1608). In 1580, He created a sculpture of Mercury for Ferdinando de’ Medici. The piece was intended to be used as a sculptural finial for a fountain in the Villa Medici in Rome, however in 1780 it was moved to the Uffizi Museum in Florence.

Antique 19th century Bronze sculpture of Mercury

SKU: 6738
  • Circa: 1860

    Material: Bronze 

    Country of Origin: France

  • Height: 24" (61 cm)

    Width: 6" (15 cm)

    Depth: 6" (15 cm)

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