|ROMAN BRONZE HERMES (MERCURY)
Wearing a winged petasus, a chlamys on his shoulder, and holding a money purse. Hermes was not only the messenger of the gods but also the god of business and commerce.
Anatolia, 2nd Century AD
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm.)
Ex J. F. collection, Loveland, Ohio, acq. from Royal-Athena in 1986.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2008, no. 52.
Exhibited: Ohio State University 1986-90; Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University 1990-07.