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Mythological Bronze Mercury after Giambologna

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Large mythological bronze representing Mercury or Hermes, the messenger of the gods. He is wearing his winged, round petasos hat and carrying a caduceus in his left hand. The wings on his ankles enable him to move quickly and are one of his distinctive symbols. Mercury, represented here as a young, athletic man, is being propulsed into the air by a burst of wind represented as a young face blowing to help Mercury rise. In his upward momentum, he is raising his right arm and pointing to the heavens, the source of divine knowledge. The bronze rests on a square Cihigue black marble base, circa 1930 Dimensions: W 5.5 in, D 14.2 in, H 30.3 in. Dimensions: L 14cm, P 36cm, H 77cm. Literature The original statue of Flying Mercury was realized in 1580 by the Italian sculptor Giambologna, also known as Jean de Bologne (1529-1608). It is conserved in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence. A 17th century model from the collection of the Duke of Brissac is in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Bibliography Atlas, base des oeuvres exposées du Musée du Louvre.

Details

  • Similar to
    Giambologna (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Width: 5.52 in. (14 cm)Depth: 14.18 in. (36 cm)
  • Style
    Renaissance (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    PatinatedBronze
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1930
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 17221stDibs: LU2065316488762

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