ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF MERCURY, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

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Culture: Roman
Date: Ca. 2nd century A.D.
Medium: Marble
Condition: Intact.
Provenance: Ex- Japanese private collection,1980s; Christie's auction New York, December 2002, lot 251; American private collection .
Dimensions: H. 28 1/8 in. (71.4 cm.)
Ref No. RO1217
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Description

The God depicted nude but for a chalmys pinned at his right shoulder and worn diagonally across his chest, with winged sandals and wings in his center-parted hair, holding a caduceus in his left hand, and a money bag in his right.

A ram below looking up towards the god, serving as the support, standing on an integral plinth of irregular oval form, traces of red pigment over chalmys pin and the base knob of the caduceus.