Danube Virtual Museum

Mercury

Title: Mercury
Location/Region: Smederevo, Vinceia
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Culture: Roman
Closer Dating: 3rd century AD
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: H 3,5; L 5,1 cm
Production Technique: Molding
Bibliography: Veličković, M. Rimska sitna bronzana plastika u Narodnom muzeju, Antika 4, Beograd 1972.

Description

Mercury is presented lying down resting on his left hand which is holding a stylishly presented caduceus. In his right hand he is holding a patera. Mercury is presented half-naked with the paludamnetum thrown over his back. Mercury is wearing a winged petasus on his head.