Flying Mercury Hermes Figure of Greek God of Medicine
This unusually tall beautiful bronze statue is in the style of Giambologna. He became well known for a fine sense of action and movement in his statues. Among his most famous works are the Mercury (of which he did four versions), poised on one foot, supported by a zephyr. He is depicted wearing a winged petasus on his head and winged sandals which give him speed in flight. He carries the caduceus in his hand, the staff given to him by Apollo that has come to symbolizes the practice of medicine. The god raises one arm to point heavenwards, in a gesture borrowed from the repertory of classical rhetoric that is characteristic of Giambologna`s maniera. The quality of this refined art is rarely found in re-casted bronzes. This sculpture was cast using the “Lost Wax Method” and is mounted on a gorgeous heavy marble base with a delightful bronze trim around the base. An excellent addition to any room in your home and a natural match for any doctor or scholar of medicine.