Height without base: 13 1/2. Capture the grace and elegance of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, with this exquisite bronze sculpture. Resting on a foot, he is supported by a gentle zephyr, embodying the spirit of fast movement.
Adorned with a winged petasos on his head and winged sandals, Mercury exudes an impression of agility and speed. In his hand, he holds the caduceus, a staff symbolizing the practice of medicine, which was entrusted to him by Apollo. With an arm raised, pointing towards the sky, he stages a gesture borrowed from classical rhetoric, characteristic of Giambologna's renowned style.
The exceptional quality of this sculpture reflects the refined art that is rarely found in recast bronzes. Made using the famous "lost wax method", every complex detail is meticulously captured, from delicate wings to the expressive features of Mercury's face. The sculpture has a rich patinated finish, enhancing its depth and allure. It is elegantly mounted on a heavy marble base, complemented by a charming bronze base that adds to its visual appeal. Signed by esteemed artist Giambologna, this sculpture attests to the mastery of craftsmanship.
This bronze masterpiece invites you to appreciate the timeless beauty and artistic excellence of classical mythology. Whether displayed in your home, office, or gallery, it serves as a captivating focal point, drawing the admiration of all who encounter it.The allure of Mercury's mythological symbolism, combined with skilled execution and artistic finesse, make this sculpture a remarkable addition to any art collection or decor. Made using the famous "lost wax method", every complex detail is meticulous.
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