**Originally Listed At $300**
Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A miniature, solid leaded bronze statue of Mercury (Greek Hermes) depicted standing and holding his caduceus against his left shoulder and the money bag - as he is the god of merchants - in his extended right hand. As messenger of the gods, Mercury was a traveler who was never at rest and the wings at the side of his cap or petasos indicate his messenger role. A sweet rendering of this ancient deity! Size: 2.125" H (5.4 cm); 2.875" H (7.3 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: The Dere Family Collection, New York, USA, assembled 1970s-2000s; ex-Richard Wagner Collection, Massachusetts, USA, acquired in 1970s
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Normal surface wear commensurate with age. Fitted with a pin beneath one foot to set into stand. Figure may be be removed from the stand if desired. Gorgeous green patina.