Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
MythsMercury playing dice with the moon
LITERATURE
Ancient
PlutarchDe Iside et Osiride
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Time
The year
SOCIAL LIFE
Games
Dice
Further details
Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride, cap. 12: Hermes playing dice with the moon, gaining from her five days that were added to the up to then 360 (12x30) days of the year
ARTIST/CREATOR
Caucig (Kavcic), Franz (1755-1828)
DATE
late 18th century - 1st half 19th century
LOCATION
Vienna, Historisches Museum (inv. 99240)
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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