Figural Staff Finial or Weathervane, Hermes

Figural Staff Finial or Weathervane, Hermes

In both Greek and Roman mythology, Hermes/Mercury, the fastest of all gods wears a winged hat and winged sandals. He carries the Caduceus, a short staff entwined by two serpents, surmounted by wings. In his other hand is a satchel. Hermes/Mercury is Zeus’ messenger, God of Commerce and Market, God of Thieves… guide of the dead.

The pierced silhouette is chisel cut and filed, dark patina.

Item Date: Early, tool marks & handwrought rivets suggest 18th or early 19th Century

Estimated Year: 1790

Measurement: Height: 22", width: 12"

Material: Copper, traces of gilt

Item Condition: Excellent

Price: $4,450

SKU 1384-1

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