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Mercury and the Bull (Taurus)


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Mercury and the Bull (Taurus)

3480494 Mercury and the Bull (Taurus); ( Mercury and the Bull (Taurus). Illustration from supplement to L'antiquite expliquee et representee en figures'; (vols. 1-15, Paris, 1719-1724) by Dom Bernard de Montfaucon, (1655 - 1741), a French Benedictine monk. He was an astute scholar who founded the discipline of palaeography, He is regarded as one of the founders of modern archaeology.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Media ID 38321316

© Universal History Archive/UIG / Bridgeman Images

Astrology Benedictine Bull Bullock Dom Bernard De Montfaucon Lantiquité Expliquée Mercury Palaeography Signs Of Zodiac Taurus Zodiac Sign Zodiac Signs Religious Role

21"x14" (+3" Border) Fine Art Print

Transport yourself to the ancient world with this stunning Fine Art Print of "Mercury and the Bull (Taurus)" by Bridgeman Images. Perfect for adding a touch of mythology and history to any space.

21x14 image printed on 27x20 Fine Art Rag Paper with 3" (76mm) white border. Our Fine Art Prints are printed on 300gsm 100% acid free, PH neutral paper with archival properties. This printing method is used by museums and art collections to exhibit photographs and art reproductions.

Our fine art prints are high-quality prints made using a paper called Photo Rag. This 100% cotton rag fibre paper is known for its exceptional image sharpness, rich colors, and high level of detail, making it a popular choice for professional photographers and artists. Photo rag paper is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print. If you can afford to spend more on a higher quality paper, then Photo Rag is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 30.7cm x 53.3cm (12.1" x 21")

Estimated Product Size is 50.8cm x 68.6cm (20" x 27")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This print depicts the mythological scene of Mercury and the Bull (Taurus), beautifully illustrated by Dom Bernard de Montfaucon in the 18th century. Known for founding the discipline of palaeography and being a pioneer in modern archaeology, Montfaucon's attention to detail is evident in this intricate artwork. In this image, we see Mercury, the Roman god of communication and commerce, engaging with Taurus, symbolizing strength and determination. The dynamic interaction between these two figures creates a sense of movement and energy within the composition. Montfaucon's skillful hand brings life to each character, capturing their essence through expressive gestures and detailed features. The rich symbolism of this piece reflects not only ancient mythology but also the cultural significance of astrology and religious beliefs during that time period. As we gaze upon this historical artwork, we are transported back to a time when art was not just decorative but also served as a means of storytelling and conveying important messages. Through Montfaucon's interpretation of Mercury and Taurus, we are reminded of the enduring power of visual storytelling throughout history.

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