Mercury / Hermes & Cauceus Bronze on Marble Base Signed

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Mercury / Hermes & Cauceus Bronze on Marble Base Signed

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 22" x Width 13 " Marble Dimensions: Round 6" Height without base: 18 " Weight : 17 LBS Inventory : 44B4458844

About the Sculpture: This famous statue entitled "Flying Mercury" is by world-renowned artistan,Giambologna, (born as Jean Boulogne, also known as Giovanni Da Bologna and Giovanni Bologna) who was a sculptor, known for his marble and bronze statuary in a late Renaissance or Mannerist style. Giovanni da Bologna's famed Flying Mercury captures the Greek messenger of the gods speeding through the skies. Mercury is depicted wearing a winged petasus on his head and winged sandals which give him speed in flight. He carries the caduceus in his hand, the magic wand given to him by Apollo that has come to symbolizes the practice of medicine. A bronze column of breath from Aeolus, the wind god, serves as a pedestal to propel Mercury upward and forward. Mercury points upward towards Jupiter in a contraposto (twist of the body) pose that is both elegant and powerful. With his knowledge of anatomy and exceptional artistic skill, it is no wonder that Giambologna's masterpiece originally sculpted in 1580 remains one of today's most cherished bronze artworks. This version
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