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Mercury

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During the nineteenth century, this sculpture and its companion "Paris," exhibited nearby, decorated the library of Theodore Lyman's home in Brookline, Massachusetts. This bust of the messenger god is based on a classical sculpture of Mercury, then in a British collection.

Provenance

Theodore Lyman, Brookline, Mass.; Mrs. Henry Lyman, Canton, Mass.; gift to the Museum in 1956.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman

about 1850

Object Place for Label

Probably Italy

Dimensions

48.26 x 36.83 x 25.4 cm (19 x 14 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

RES.56.83a

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture