Statues - Hither & Thither

Denmark
København
Region Hovedstaden

Banegårdpladsen 4
(Astoria Hotel)

Merkurius

Mercury

Messenger of the gods and god of trade, merchants, and travel, in Roman (Mercurius) and Greek (Ἑρμῆς - Hermes) mythology
(Wikipedia: Mercury - Hermes)
(artist?)
1934/35

København /  Merkurius   København /  Merkurius

Description

Relief of Mercury sitting on a suitcase carried by three putti

Inscription(s)

OPFØRT 1934-35

Mercurius' attributes

Mercurius/Hermes is usually depicted as a young man wearing winged shoes (talaria) and a winged hat (petasos), and carrying the caduceus, a herald's staff with two entwined snakes that was Apollo's gift to Hermes

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 55°40'24" E 12°33'47"

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