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Mercury
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Mercury


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The body is of Polykleitan pose and style, but with the head turned to the left. The weight is on the right leg. The right arm is at the side and once held a caduceus, part of which still remains pressed against the forearm. The left arm is held a short distance from the body, with the wrist bent. The left hand is now shapeless and no attribute is recognizable. The chlamys forms a loop before the left shoulder and winds about the left arm. There is a brooch on the shoulder. The hair is bound by a band to which two wings are attached. Part of a plaque which was cast with the statuette still remains about the feet.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/07/1957Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
1st century BCE-4th century CE
Medium
hollow cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.992
Measurements
H: 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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