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Flying Mercury by Giovanni da Bologna bronze sculpture statue

Made of 100% pure bronze (lost wax)
Finish: hand pantinated finish
Dimensions: 10" x 30" (25 x 76cm)
Item No. BE115
Period: Renaisanse

$3,990.00

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Giovanni da Bologna’s famed Flying Mercury captures the Greek messenger of the gods speeding through the skies. Mercury is depicted wearing a winged petasus on his head and winged sandals which give him speed in flight. He carries the caduceus in his hand, the magic wand given to him by Apollo that has come to symbolizes the practice of medicine. A bronze column of breath from Aeolus, the wind god, serves as a pedestal to propel Mercury upward and forward. Mercury points upward towards Jupiter in a contraposto (twist of the body) pose that is both elegant and powerful. With his knowledge of anatomy and exceptional artistic skill, it is no wonder that da Bologna’s masterpiece originally sculpted in 1580 remains one of today’s most cherished bronze artworks.

Pictured in dark and light bronze patina options, let us know which one would you prefer and we will make it for you.

Made of bronze (lost wax). "Lost Wax" bronze (or hot-cast bronze) is actually 100% pure Bronze - essentially copper and tin. The most known and used process for making "lost wax" involves pouring of molten bronze. This is the same method used by the ancient civilizations to create bronze sculptures. The making of a "lost wax" bronze is a complex and time consuming process, and specific technical expertise is needed to accomplish the task of making a bronze.

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