Ancient Roman Bronze Figurine of a Mercury (Hermes), wearing a winged hat- Petasus and a purse in his right hand ( as a god of trade, heraldry, merchants, commerce, roads, sports, travelers) and a Wigned Caduceus also a fluttering chiton in the left.
Masterfully made from the skillfully ancient hand with a fine and exquisite style, elegant movement (not static!) and with a good proportions.
Slightly worn but every detail is visable covered with a dark natural patina.
This kind of figurines were often broken in the antiquity and entire with nothing missing like this one is not common!
Date:1st.-3rd. Century AD.
Purchased by the current owner in 2011 in Austria, Wien from Collector fair.
Previous owners history: Old Austrian Private Collection.
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- Ancient Roman
- Figurine of Mercury (Hermes), wearing winged hat-Petasus&Purse (as God of Merchants&Trade)& Caduceus
- Century/ Timeframe
- 1st.-3rd. Century AD.
- Good Condition, See Photo