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Mercury

Messenger of the gods and god of trade, merchants, and travel, in Roman (Mercurius) and Greek (Ἑρμῆς - Hermes) mythology
(Wikipedia: Mercury - Hermes)
artist unknown
c. 1937

Magdeburg /  Merkur   Magdeburg /  Merkur

Description

Large relief on the side wall of the Mitteldeutsche Landesbank.

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

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Location (N 52°7'58" - E 11°38'25")

Item Code: desa030; Photograph: 1 September 2012
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