Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Caduceus sculpture plaque

Made of cast stone and hand-finished in antique finish

Finish: Antique Stone

Dimensions: W: 29" H:26.5" D:2.5" (74cm x 67cm x 6cm)

Weight: 12 lbs (5.4 kg)

Item No. 360

Period: 20th Century Art

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$579.00


Caduceus sculpture plaque
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Details

The caduceus or wand of Hermes is typically depicted as a short herald's staff entwined by two serpents in the form of a double helix, and sometimes surmounted by wings. In later Antiquity the caduceus may have provided the basis for the astrological symbol representing the planet Mercury and in Roman iconography was often depicted being carried in the left hand of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, gamblers, liars and thieves. The caduceus is sometimes used as a symbol for medicine, especially in North America. The 1902 adoption of the caduceus for U.S. Army medical officer uniforms popularized the symbol throughout the medical field.

Specification

Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.

This item is also available in other color finishes - if you like other then the pictured finish, please chose from the pull down menu above. To see pictures of our cast stone finishes please visit our "Cast Stone Sculptures FAQ". There is no extra charge for any other finish you chose.

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Return Policy

Ancient Sculpture Gallery stands behind its merchandise. Returns are accepted within 30 days. You may exchange this item or receive a refund for your return, provided the item is returned undamaged in original condition.

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