A Roman Marble Fragment Depicting Mercury holding his staff

A Roman Marble Fragment Depicting Mercury holding his staff

100 to 200 Italy

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A Roman Marble Fragment Depicting Mercury holding his staff , the caduceus . Probably from a sarcophagus panel
1 st Century A.D

Size : 9.5 cm high , 15 cm wide – 3¾ ins high , 6 ins wide
Mercury was the mediator between God's and mortals , a messenger between the dead and the living and always in motion . Known as the God of circulation he was also the patron deity of shopkeepers and transporters of goods , particularly grain .
Dimensions
Height 9.50 cm (3.74 inches)
Width 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Medium
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