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Statue of Mercury, Roman god of commerce and communication, in winged hat petasos with goat skin

Statue of Mercury, Roman god of commerce and communication, in winged hat petasos with goat skin


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Statue of Mercury, Roman god of commerce and communication, in winged hat petasos with goat skin

5323796 Statue of Mercury, Roman god of commerce and communication, in winged hat petasos with goat skin by David, Francois-Anne (1741-1824); (add.info.: Statue of Mercury, Roman god of commerce and communication, in winged hat petasos with goat skin. Copperplate engraving by Francois-Anne David from Museum de Florence, ou Collection des Pierres Gravees, Statues, Medailles, Chez F.A. David, Paris, 1787. David (1741-1824) drew and engraved the illustrations based on Roman statues, engraved stones and medals in the collection of the Museum de Florence and the cabinet of curiosities of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.); © Florilegius

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Cabinet Of Curiosities Classical Art Collection Des Pierres Gravees David Francois Anne David Gods Grand Duke Of Tuscany Greek God Hermes Line Engraving Medailles Mercure Mercury Museum De Florence Roman God Roman Mythology Stipple Engraving Winged Hat Goat Skin


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This print showcases the exquisite Statue of Mercury, the esteemed Roman god of commerce and communication. Adorned with a winged hat known as a petasos and draped in a goat skin, this depiction perfectly captures the essence of Mercury's divine attributes. Created by Francois-Anne David in 1787, this copperplate engraving is part of the renowned Museum de Florence collection. David meticulously drew and engraved illustrations based on Roman statues, engraved stones, and medals found within the museum's vast assortment. The cabinet of curiosities belonging to the Grand Duke of Tuscany also served as inspiration for these remarkable artworks. Mercury's significance lies not only in his association with trade but also in his role as a messenger between gods and mortals. With his wings symbolizing swiftness and agility, he effortlessly traverses realms to deliver important messages. The attention to detail evident in this line engraving highlights both its artistic value and historical importance. It offers viewers an opportunity to delve into ancient mythology while appreciating classical art at its finest. As we gaze upon this stunning portrayal of Mercury, let us marvel at how it encapsulates centuries-old beliefs about gods' influence over commerce and communication—a testament to humanity's enduring fascination with both mythological tales and artistic expression.

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