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Le Mercure Volant


Messenger of the gods and god of trade, merchants, and travel, in Roman (Mercurius) and Greek (Ἑρμῆς - Hermes) mythology
(Wikipedia: Mercury - Hermes)
Jean de Bologne
18th century

Abbeville /  Le Mercure Volant   Abbeville /  Le Mercure Volant


Originally there were three lead statues of Apollo, Mercury and Diane respectively, all after Jean de Bologne.

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


Sources & Information


Location (N 50°6'33" - E 1°50'2")

Item Code: frpi046; Photograph: 24 May 2012
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