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Ancient Roman Bronze Figure of the Messenger God Mercury - 1st Century AD

CAD $6,271.00 Buy It Now Unsold, CAD $100.34 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: artancientltd (9,481) 99.4%, Location: London, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 391305577015 A fine ancient Roman bronze figure of the god Mercury, dating to the 1st to 3rd century AD. The messenger god is shown wearing a chlamys across the shoulders, falling in a loop between the left arm. The well-defined muscular torso is exposed, lending a sense of heroic majesty one finds in fine Roman art of the period. Shown with his left leg slightly bent and arm outstretched, the eyes still retain traces of the original silvering, the head pierced for the insertion of wings, now lost. The subtlety of the modelling and silvering of the eyes elevate this piece above many similarly sized Roman bronzes that one finds on the market. Height: 4 3/4 inches. Height mounted: 7 1/8 inches. Condition: Very good, right hand missing, unrestored. Please note that this piece is accompanied by a bespoke ebony stand. Provenance: Found during the excavation of volcanic pumice stone in a quarry at Nickenich in the Rhine Valley, Germany, during the 1950’s. Purchased in 1960 by a German private collector and thence by descent. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Material: Bronze, Original or Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Culture: Roman, Deity: Mercury / Hermes

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