Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
Single figure StandingClassical
Allegoriesof Eloquence
Further details
The arms were added by Algardi who thus transformed the statue into a Hermes Loghios
ARTIST/CREATOR
Graeco-Roman and Algardi, Alessandro (1595-1654) after a bronze original attributed to Phidias
DATE
2nd century
LOCATION
Rome, Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps (inv. 8624, formerly Ludovisi Boncompagni collection)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
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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