Patinated bust of Hermes. Reproduction of a high-quality sculpture made from molded marble (marble powder bonded with resin). With applications of patinas imitating aged bronze. The finish gives the statue an appearance similar to that of an ancient cast bronze piece.
Dimensions: Height: 52 cm. Width: 35 cm. Depth: 20 cm.
Ideal sculpture for interior decoration (living rooms, entrances, libraries, and offices). Not suitable for outdoor use.
Patinated bust of Hermes. Reproduction of a fragment based on the sculptural ensemble of Hermes with Dionysus by Praxiteles (330 BCE, 4th century BCE), preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. The original sculpture depicts the god Hermes holding the child Dionysus.
The Roman god Mercury, known as Hermes in Greek mythology, is the messenger god between the gods of Olympus and mortals. The son of Jupiter and Maia, Mercury personifies eloquence and cunning, protector of travelers, and patron of merchants. As a psychopomp, he guided the souls of the deceased on their journey to the afterlife.
Hermes is often represented as a youth with wings on his heels or sandals, wearing a broad-brimmed hat, and holding the caduceus in one hand—a staff with two entwined serpents symbolizing the harmony of opposites and duality, as one who travels between two worlds, the divine and the earthly.
This multifaceted god was invoked by those seeking protection in their travels and business ventures. His agile and versatile energy is reflected in the wings on his feet or boots, symbolizing the swiftness of the wind that carries the messages of the gods swiftly throughout the cosmos. Hermes stands as the intermediary god between the two worlds, bridging the gap between gods and mortals.
Decorating with art reproductions inspired by antiquity enhances the space and evokes the cultural greatness of past eras and civilizations that have left a lasting legacy in history.