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Mercury Appearing to Aeneas in a Dream; after the fresco in the Villa Valmarana, Vicenza
Mercury Appearing to Aeneas in a Dream; after the fresco in the Villa Valmarana, Vicenza
Date:
ca. 1750
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
23.5 x 18.3 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.297
Acquisition Date:
1951-09-20
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

A young soldier reclining on a rock with his face hidden in his hand, while Mercury with his cadeuceus appears in a cloud above.

A man in armor lies dreaming against a rock in a forest. Above the messenger Mercury appears from a cloud and gestures at his caduceus, a rod intertwined with two serpents, a symbol of his power over men and their souls.