Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Morges
Vaud

Place de l'Hôtel de Ville 2

Mercure

Mercury

Messenger of the gods and god of trade, merchants, and travel, in Roman (Mercurius) and Greek (Ἑρμῆς - Hermes) mythology
(Wikipedia: Mercury - Hermes)
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Morges /  Mercure   Morges /  Mercure

Description

Bronze statue of Mercury with a caduceus and a money bag on the Banque cantonale vaudoise (BCV).

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

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 46°30'30" E 6°29'53"

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Item Code: chvd009; Photograph: 1 June 2013
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