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Statuette of Mercury
Statuette of Mercury
Date:
1th–3th century
Location:
Not on display
Media:
Bronze
Dimensions:
7 1/2 (19.1 cm)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Culture/People:
Roman
Accession Number:
55109
Acquisition Date:
1936-07-16
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, M.H. de Young Endowment Fund

Mercury, the god of commerce, stands with his weight resting on his left leg, right foot drawn back, right hand extended. Represented as a nude young herald, except for a cloak wound around his left arm, with a winged cap.

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