A grand tour white marble bust of Mercury,
19th century, the god with a downcast gaze, wearing a shallow helmet,
Mercury, in Roman mythology, is the god of shopkeepers and merchants, travellers and transporters of goods, and thieves and tricksters. He is commonly identified with the Greek god Hermes, the fleet-footed messenger of the gods. The present example bears stylistic similarities to the Bateman Mercury, although does not have wings to the temples.
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Sold for £2,600
Brim of hat broken, but fragments present. Old glue. Surface wear and dirt. Chips to edges. Scratches. General wear.
Not all fragments present, see images
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Tue, 8th Dec 2020
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