Handmade Office Art Bronze Statue Erotic Italian Signed 19C Grand Tour Mercury

$549.00

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SKU: EP-161
Description
Total Dimensions: Height 26'' x Width 8''
Approximate Weight: 18 LBS
Original Reproduction: Reproduction
About the Statue: This nude statue is by the world-renowned artisan, Benvenuto Cellini. It depicts the Greek God, Hermes. In the Roman adaptation of the Greek religion, Hermes was identified with the Roman god Mercury, who, though inherited from the Etruscans, developed many similar characteristics, such as being the patron of commerce. Mercury (Hermes) acted as messenger of the gods and a deity of wealth, trade and travelers. He assisted many gods by using his winged sandals. Hermes is the Messenger of the Gods in Greek mythology. An Olympian God, he is also the patron of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of thieves and road travelers, of orators and wit, of literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and measures, of invention, of general commerce, and of the cunning of thieves and liars. His symbols include the tortoise, the cock, the winged sandals, and the caduceus. The analogous Roman deity is Mercury. He wears shoes with wings on them and uses them to fly freely between the mortal and immortal world. Hermes was the youngest of the Olympian Gods Hermes, as an inventor of fire, is a parallel of the Titan, Prometheus. In addition to the lyre, Hermes was believed to have invented many types of racing and the sport of wrestling, and therefore was a patron of athletes. This statue is made from quality lost wax bronze and rests on black marble base. Signed "B. Cellini."
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