48.26 x 36.83 x 25.4 cm (19 x 14 1/2 x 10 in.)
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Liberty Mutual Gallery (Gallery 136)
During the nineteenth century, this sculpture and its companion “Paris,” exhibited nearby, decorated the library of Theodore Lyman’s home in Brookline, Massachusetts. This bust of the messenger god is based on a classical sculpture of Mercury, then in a British collection.
Theodore Lyman, Brookline, Mass.; Mrs. Henry Lyman, Canton, Mass.; gift to the Museum in 1956.
Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman