Signed Giambologna Flying Mercury Greek God Messenger Bronze Sculpture Statue NR

Signed Giambologna Flying Mercury Greek God Messenger Bronze Sculpture Statue NR Description

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 11" x Width 12" Marble Dimensions: Diameter 6" Height without base: 10" Weight : 10 LBS Inventory 90X23025009

Giambologna became well known for a fine sense of action and movement, and a refined, differentiated surface finish. Among his most famous works are the Mercury (of which he did four versions), 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 trim around the base. This sculpture 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
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