Mercury, Hendrik de Keyser (I), 1611

Mercury, Hendrik de Keyser (I), 1611

founding, h 32.3cm More details

This statuette can be identified by his winged hat as Mercury, the messenger of the gods in Classical mythology. In his right hand, he originally held a caduceus, a wand with two serpents entwined around it. De Keyser gave the figure a beautiful S-curve based on the classic contrapposto pose. The weight is placed on the right leg, balanced by the left arm, with the other arm and leg remaining free.

On display in room 2.1

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