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Mercury, after Giambologna

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An image of Sculpture/Figure. Giambologna (Jean Boulogne) after (1529-1608). On black square base. Production Place: Rome, Italy. Bronze, cast and chased, height 52.1 cm, circa 1800 to 1830. Renaissance. Notes: Mercury was the son of Jupiter and Maia. He acted as the gods' messenger and can be characterised as the god of trade and commerce. He also accompanied dead to the Underworld.

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Sculpture/Figure. Giambologna (Jean Boulogne) after (1529-1608). On black square base. Production Place: Rome, Italy. Bronze, cast and chased, height 52.1 cm, circa 1800 to 1830. Renaissance. Notes: Mercury was the son of Jupiter and Maia. He acted as the gods' messenger and can be characterised as the god of trade and commerce. He also accompanied dead to the Underworld.

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  • Accession Number: M.3-1854
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Image Library
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  • Image width: 809 pixels
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19th Century bronze figures Fitz_AA Giambologna Giovanni da Bologna gods Italian Italy Location (country of origin) male nude Mannerism Mannerist Mercury messengers nude nudity Renaissance sculpture Source transparency winged wings

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