Please find below an automatic translation in French. If you have any questions, please contact us. Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze dimensions with marble base: height 26" x width 8".Admire the timeless elegance of this exquisite nude statue, a masterpiece skillfully crafted by the renowned artisan Benvenuto Cellini. This captivating sculpture brings to life the iconic Greek god, Hermes, seamlessly blending the complex nuances of Greek and Roman mythology. In the Roman pantheon, Hermes finds his counterpart in the deity Mercury, a figure synonymous with trade, wealth, and communication. With its meticulous details, the statue vividly depicts Hermes as the swift messenger of the gods, adorned with his distinctive winged sandals that grant him the power to traverse between the mortal and divine realms. As a multi-faceted Olympian god, Hermes holds a wide range of attributes. Beyond his role as a messenger, he is the revered patron of boundaries, shepherds, orators, athletes, etc. His symbols, such as the tortoise, rooster, and caduceus, symbolize his diverse domain and influence.
Notably, Hermes' legacy extends to the invention of fire, drawing a parallel with the Titan Prometheus, highlighting his prowess in shaping the world and imparting knowledge to humanity. This remarkable statue bears witness to Cellini's mastery, cast in high-quality lost wax bronze and elegantly resting on a black marble base. The artist's attention to detail is evident in every curve and contour, capturing the essence of Hermes' dynamic character. The statue is a captivating embodiment of ancient mythology and art, a true treasure for collectors and enthusiasts. It bears the signature B.Cellini, further reaffirming its quality and artistic significance. This remarkable statue bears witness to Cellini's mastery, cast in high-quality lost wax bronze and elegantly resting on a.