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Hermès On A Rock, Bronze 19th Century

Hermès On A Rock, Bronze 19th Century

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"Hermès On A Rock, Bronze 19th Century"
Description of antiquity: "Hermès On A Rock, Bronze 19th Century" Hermès on a rock, after the Roman bronze discovered in 1758 at Herculaneum and kept at the Museum of Naples. Bronze with black patina. The quality of execution is remarkable, it is particularly noted in the rendering of the hands, feet, face, hair. The face is beautiful and the expression is deep. The body is fine and harmonious. The black bronze perfectly evokes the rock on which the god Hermes sits. Also note the quite remarkable size (55 cm high) which makes it a very decorative and valuable object. Bronze probably made in Italian workshops in the middle of the 19th century and sold to travelers of the time who brought back in their luggage one of the most famous sculptures of the Grand Tour. In Greek amythology, Hermes is one of the divinities of Olympus, he is the messenger of the gods, mainly of Zeus, giver of luck, inventor of weights and measures, guardian of roads and crossroads, god of travelers, traders, thieves. and speakers; its Latin equivalent is Mercury. Signed on the rock: G. Sommer Francoforet sur la Main 1834 / Naples 1914

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