figure

after: Giambologna (Italian, b.1529, d.1608);  after: Jean de Boulogne (Flemish, b.1529, d.1608); 

circa 1840
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Description
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.
Maker and role
after: Giambologna (Italian, b.1529, d.1608)
after: Jean de Boulogne (Flemish, b.1529, d.1608)
Production place

Italy
Production date
circa 1840
Media description
marble
Measurements
2100 x 390 x 390 mm
Measurement details
height: 2100mm
width: 390mm
depth: 390mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
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
Accession number
A0762

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