Hand patinated resin reproduction of a sculpture of Mercury, cast from the original in bronze, housed at the Theo-Desplans Archeological Museum in Vasion-la-Romaine.
- Includes certificate of authenticity - Dimensions: 7 1/4 inches H x 2 1/2 inches H x 2 3/4 inches D (including base) - Item#: RG00 3576
As the god of trade and the protector of travelers, Mercury was the most venerated deity in Gaul. In this full-length statue he is shown naked, holding a purse in his right hand. The missing left hand must have held the caduceus. He is wearing a chlamys or woolen cape attached with a fibula at the shoulder, and the winged petasos or sun hat. This Mercury was found with its original pedestal.
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