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Bronze statuette of Mercury

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.80
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Mercury wears a winged cap and once held a cadeucus in his left hand and probably a money bag in his right. Similar statuettes are frequently found in Italy and Gaul.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 239, pp. 124-25, New York: Gilliss Press.

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