Antique Italian Bronze Sculpture Herme Naples Italy 19thC

GBP 975.00

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Object Description

This is a beautifully detailed antique Italian Grand Tour bronze sculpture of Hermes, dating from Circa 1880.

Hermes is cast after the original held at the Museo Nazionale in Naples and is depicted naked seated on a naturalistic rock base, his heels are winged allowing the God to fly through the air and deliver messages to the Olympian Gods.

The attention to detail here is remarkable and this bronze is sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 19 cm x Width 20 cm x Depth 16 cm
Weight 1.7 kg

Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 6 inches
Weight 3.7 lbs

Hermes – was the great Olympian God of animal husbandry, roads, travel, hospitality, heralds, diplomacy, trade, thievery, language, writing, persuasion, cunning wiles, athletic contests, gymnasiums, astronomy, and astrology.

He was also the personal agent and herald of Zeus, the king of the gods. Hermes was depicted as either a handsome and athletic, beardless youth, or as an older bearded man. His attributes included the herald’s wand or kerykeion (Latin caduceus), winged boots, and sometimes a winged travelers cap and chlamys cloak. He was known as Mercury to the Romans.

Our reference: A3738

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