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A Roman Bronze Figure of Hermes, circa 2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

A Roman Bronze Figure of Hermes, circa 2nd Century A.D.

A Roman Bronze Figure of Hermes, circa 2nd Century A.D.

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

22,680

GBP

A Roman Bronze Figure of Hermes, circa 2nd Century A.D.


with wings emerging from his ankles and head, standing with the weight on his right leg and his left foot drawn back, holding a money bag in his outstretched right hand and formerly cradling a caduceus in his left arm, and wearing a petasos and chlamys fastened with a pin on his left shoulder, covering his left arm, and falling in long folds down to his knee

12.5cm. high

Proper left wing on petasos fragmentary. Proper left fingertips mostly missing. Remains of corrosion. Surface repatinated in places.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Sir Francis Cook (1817-1901), Bt., 1st Viscount of Monserrate, Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey;
Wyndham Francis Cook (1860-1905);
Humphrey W. Cook, London, sold by him at Christie, Manson & Woods, London, July 14th, 1925, lot 103, acquired by Spink & Son.

PUBLISHED

Cecil H. Smith and C. Amy Hutton, Catalogue of the Antiquities (Greek, Etruscan and Roman) in the Collection of the Late Wyndham Francis Cook, Esquire., London, 1908, p. 70, no. 21, pl. XXVI 

(text: https://archive.org/details/catalogueofantiq00smituoft/page/n258/mode/1up

image: https://archive.org/details/catalogueofantiq00smituoft/page/106/mode/1up)


Salomon Reinach, Répertoire de la statuaire grecque et romaine, vol. IV, Paris, 1910, p. 94, no. 1 (https://bibliotheque-numerique.inha.fr/idviewer/15462/114)