16 December 2005
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A ROMAN BRONZE MERCURY
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The god depicted nude but for high boots and a cloak draped over his left shoulder and wrapped around his left arm, holding a money bag in his extended right hand, and once holding his caduceus in his left, his short curly hair topped with a petasos, the eyes inlaid in silver
4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 13 July 1987, lot 399.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. V, part 1, no. 28).
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 88-15.
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