Hermes Flying Mercury and Pandora Bronze Sculpture Statue Figurine by Brousse

SKU: STE-354

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 17X Width 7
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 6
Height without base:16
Weight:12 LBS
Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

This stunning hot cast bronze sculpture masterfully portrays the iconic figures of Hermes/Mercury and Pandora, capturing the intricate balance achieved by solidly casting Mercury's foot and toes as part of the base, seamlessly connecting them to his thigh. Legend and myth surround the enigmatic Pandora, who is described as the epitome of perfect beauty, created by Hephaestus under Zeus's command. Adorned with divine gifts and clothed in opulent attire, Pandora was sent to Earth by Hermes/Mercury, accompanied by Pandora's Box, as punishment for humanity's acceptance of stolen fire from Prometheus. As the vessel released all evils onto humanity, Pandora's Box left only hope behind, marking a profound shift in the course of human existence. Meticulously crafted using the traditional lost-wax casting method, this rendition of the mythological duo serves as a timeless representation of the ancient tales and allegories of the gods. Enhanced with a rich brown patina stain, the sculpture resonates with the essence of antiquity and myth, symbolizing the complexities of human nature and the enduring power of hope. Resting upon a sleek black marble base, this exquisite artwork bears the signature of the esteemed artist Brousse, adding a touch of quality and artistry to this captivating portrayal of classical mythology.