Signed Giambologna Flying Mercury Bronze Marble Sculpture Statue Art Deco Figure

Signed Giambologna Flying Mercury Bronze Marble Sculpture Statue Art Deco Figure Description

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 17" x Width 9" Marble Dimensions: Diameter 4 1/2" Height without base:13 1/2" Weight : 8 LBS Inventory : 53EP7984435

T he Mercury poised on one foot, supported by a zephyr. He 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 staff given to him by Apollo that has come to symbolizes the practice of medicine. The god raises one arm to point heavenwards, in a gesture borrowed from the repertory of classical rhetoric that is characteristic of Giambologna's maniera. The quality of this refined art is rarely found in re-casted bronzes. This sculpture was cast using the “Lost Wax Method” and is mounted on a gorgeous heavy marble base with a delightful bronze base and is signed Giambologna .

The Art of Lost Wax

Lost wax casting has been around for thousands of years, yet few people understand how the process actually works. Although mechanization has facilitated the lost wax process of bronze casting, the procedure is basically the same as that used by the Chinese when they first developed the process in the 2nd millennium BC.

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