Antique Italian Renaissance Style Bust of HERMES in Grisaglia from Lake Como
Classic Italian bust of Hermes, composed of "grisaglia," the local white cement mixture of tiny stones, impregnated with lichen & moss from aging. Lake Como, Italy area. Circa 1890.
In Greek & Roman mythology, Hermes (also known as Mercury), son of Zeus, was clever & mischievous. Serving as the messenger of the gods of Olympus, he represented good times, good luck & wealth, and travel (with his winged cap and sandals).
Measures: 25.75”H, 12.0”W (12.0”D profile)