19th century bronze figure of

19th century bronze figure of "seated Hermes" on a marble base,c1880

Code: 10809


W: 18cm (7.1")H: 20cm (7.9")D: 11cm (4.3")


This fine example of the classical seated figure of Hermes, the god of trade, heraldry, merchants, commerce, roads, thieves, trickery, sports, travellers and athletes in ancient Greek religion and mythology: the son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia, has been excellently modelled with high detail to his face, hands and feet. It has a rich dark brown patina and is mounted onto a cut and polished original russet marble base.

This piece is in excellent condition with no repairs. circa 1880