Ancient Roman Bronze Figure of a Mercury (Hermes) Exquisite style, elegant Movements (not static) and Perfect Proportions

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Ancient Roman Bronze Figure of a Mercury (Hermes) Exquisite style, elegant Movements (not static) and Perfect Proportions
1st.-3rd. Century AD.

Ancient Roman Bronze Figure 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 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 perfect proportions.
The figurines of Mercury are probably one of the most common in the antiquity but they are really rare in this beautifull style balanced proportions.
Left hand and the half of the Caduceus- broken in antiquity.
The embossed metal over the right foot is probably a pedestal for the rooster the sacred animal of God Mercury.
A lovely olive green natural patina and almost intact.

Material: Bronze.
Date:1st.-3rd.Century AD.
Size: 7,2cm.

Item No.R52


Purchased by the current owner in 2011 in Austria, Wien from Collector fair.
Collected Since:1980's.
Previous owners history: Old Austrian Private Collection.


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Lot details
Culture
Ancient Roman
Material
Bronze
Object
Figure of a Mercury (Hermes) Exquisite style, elegant Movements (not static) and Perfect Proportions
Century/ Timeframe
1st.-3rd. Century AD.
Condition
Left hand and the half of the Caduceus- broken in antiquity, otherwise Good Condition.See Photo
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