Mercure of Vaison La Romaine
Hand patinated reproduction. Mold made from a print of the original work.
God of commerce, protector of travelers, Mercury is the most venerated God in Gaul. This statuette represents him naked, standing. He holds a purse in his right hand. The left hand, which disappeared, was to hold the caduceus. He carries the chlamyde, a woolen drapery piece used as a cloak and tied on the shoulder by a fibula, as well as the winged petase.
This Mercury was found with its original pedestal
- Dimensions :
- 19 x 6 x 7,5 cm
- Material of the original work :
- Theme :
- Art movement :
- Gallo-roman antiquities
- Original work kept at :
- Vaison, Musée Théo Desplans