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Mercury (?)

Shepherd

Italian
Renaissance
16th century


Object Place: Europe, Italy

Dimensions

10.6 x 3.6 cm (4 3/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.219

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze statuette; seated figure of Mercury (?) with cap and pouch; solid, and finished all around; molded ebonized wooden pedestal.

Provenance

Until 1884, Alfred Greenough (b. 1843/44 - d. 1884), Milton, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker (b. 1817/18 - d. 1908); 1885, gift of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 4, 1885)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of A. Greenough