after the original by Jean de Bologne, c. 1580
Brass figure of the Roman god Mercury carrying a caduceus (a staff entwined by two snakes) and wearing winged sandals and a petasus (winged cap). Mercury stands balanced on one foot upon a column of air emanating from the wind god Aeolus, atop a frieze of putti (cherubim or cupids) supported by a marble base. A brass label is attached to base of figure: "Diskos Handicap 1898-1899."
Gift of Samuel J. Dornsife
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia