after a model by: Giambologna (Italian, b.1529, d.1608);  manufacturer: unknown; 

circa 1790
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figure of Mercury on pedestal base with mask. The son of Jupiter and the messenger of the gods, Mercury was worshipped in Roman times as the god of traders and merchants, and his popularity spread with the extension of Roman power, influence, and trade.
The Museum's reproduction is possibly made from a mould of the original statue Flying Mercury created by Giovanni Bologna.
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after a model by: Giambologna (Italian, b.1529, d.1608)
manufacturer: unknown
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Production date
circa 1790
Media description
1360 x 330 x 500 mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
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This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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