Figure of Mercury - ROM2010_11493_86

ROM2010_11493_86

Figure of Mercury

Medium:Marble
Geography: Italy
Date: c. 50-125 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
23.4 x 17.1 x 9 cm
Object number: 926.20.30
Credit Line: No
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Roman sculpture techniques
Description

Mercury

The roughly-carved hair, the well-modelled smooth surfaces, and the deeply-set eyes formed by the projecting brow recall male sculptural types popular from the late 4th century BC onwards, exemplified in the work of Praxiteles – the most renowned sculptor of late Classical Greece.

Collection:
Roman World
If you see an error or have additional information, please contact us by clicking here.