Mercury

about 1850


Dimensions

48.26 x 36.83 x 25.4 cm (19 x 14 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

RES.56.83a

Medium or Technique

Marble

On View

Liberty Mutual Gallery (Gallery 136)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

Theodore Lyman, Brookline, Mass.; Mrs. Henry Lyman, Canton, Mass.; gift to the Museum in 1956.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman