Figurine of Mercury
1st–2nd century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 112; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).
Overall: 16.5 x 9.5 cm (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery (Gallery 212C)
Hermes holds a pouch in his extended right hand. His lowered left hand held the kerykeion. His eyes and nipples are silvered. The left ankle is cracked. The base does not belong.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: It came from Rome, but its provenience is unknown); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund