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Mercury at Ease
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Mercury at Ease


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The youth, probably representing Mercury, is nude except for a cloak thrown around his shoulders and wrapped around his left arm. He is seated and would likely have perched on a rock, in the same pose as other seated Mercury figures. The remains of inlay are visible in his eyes.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/15/1973Treatmentmounted; examined for condition
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
2nd century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
bronze, glass inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.758
Measurements
H: 21 1/4 in. (54 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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