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Mercury of the Vatican, (sculpture)

Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 2
Statue in Parian marble--one of the finest in the Vatican--supposed to be a repetition of an original by Polyclete. It has been called the Antinous of the Belvedere, Theseus, and Meleager, but all these names have been dropped as unsatisfactory, and it is now undeniably known as Mercury. A very fine duplicate of this statue exists at Lansdowne House, London. The Vatican Mercury was found on the Esquiline at San Martino di Monti, in a place called Adrianello, from Hadrian, who had there built or restored some edifice. Pope Paul III added it to the statues of the Vatican.--See Vatican Catalogue, No. 53, Mus. Pio Clementino. [P. 4.]
1875. Descriptive Catalogue of Statuary, on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society Rooms, Athenaeum Buildings, St. Paul and Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. Baltimore: Printed by John Murphy & Co. Publishers, Booksellers, Printers and Stationers. 182 Baltimore Street, 1875.
Figure male--Nude
Control number:
AECI 02040002
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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