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Bronze statuette of Mercury

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. to top of wing 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.282
  • Description

    Mercury, the god of commerce, wears a winged petasos on his head and holds a money pouch in his right hand.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. New York: Gilliss Press, no. 238, pp. 124-25.

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