Mercury 


This bronze of Mercury is seen in an arabesque pose, balanced it would appear, on the head of Zephyr.  He is poised on a gust of air coming from the mouth of this god of the east wind.


My search of the internet has not told me for certain the name of the sculptor... any help?  There is one by Giambologna, a Flemish artist, but that bronze is in Florence at the National Museum of the Bargello.


Mercury in this pose of flight is recognized often as the emblem of FTD Florist.



Musée du Louvre
75001, Paris

 
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