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Mercury (Hermes)

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The statuette of Hermes has lost the wings on his head (holes remain behind the fillet),the fingers of his right hand, and the kerykeion held in the left. There are traces of gilding.

Provenance

By 1903: with E. P. Warren (bought in Paris and said to be from Auvergne); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 109; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.988

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture