Flying Mercury Hermes w/ Caduceus Bronze Statue Sculpture Giambologna 20" x 11"

SKU: YRD-666

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 20 1/2" X Width 11"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 5"
Height without base:18 1/2"
Weight:17 LBS

Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

Renowned for his exceptional sense of action, movement, and a distinctive surface finish, Giambologna left an indelible mark on the world of sculpture during the Renaissance. Among his most celebrated works is the iconic Mercury, with four versions showcasing the artist's mastery. In this depiction, Mercury wears a winged petasus atop his head, exuding the grace and swiftness associated with the messenger of the gods. Holding the caduceus, a staff bestowed upon him by Apollo symbolizing the practice of medicine, Mercury raises one arm in a classic gesture borrowed from the repertory of classical rhetoric, a hallmark of Giambologna's artistic style. The refined artistry of Giambologna is exemplified in this sculpture, where every nuance and detail contributes to the portrayal of Mercury's dynamic presence. The casting process employed is the esteemed "Lost Wax Method," a technique that allows for the utmost precision and fidelity to the artist's original vision. Mounted on a luxurious heavy marble base adorned with a delightful bronze trim, the sculpture not only pays homage to classical themes but also becomes an embodiment of timeless elegance. The artist's signature, Giambologna, adds an touch of quality, affirming the sculpture's origin and the legacy of a master sculptor. This sculpture of Mercury stands as a testament to the enduring influence of Giambologna's maniera, showcasing the rare quality of refined artistry that distinguishes original works from re-casted bronzes. With its harmonious composition, attention to detail, and classical aesthetic, this masterpiece invites viewers to appreciate the virtuosity of a sculptor who left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape of the Renaissance.