Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Dieppe
Seine-Maritime

Haute-Normandie

Quai Henri IV, 7

Mercure et Bacchus

Mercury and Bacchus


1715

Dieppe /  Mercure et Bacchus   Dieppe /  Mercure et Bacchus

Description

Two stone statues in niches in the front façade of the "Hotel de Londres 1715". The left one is Mercurius, the god of travellers, the right one is Bacchus, god of wine.

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

Tags

Location N 49°55'39" E 1°4'46"

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Item Code: frhn016; Photograph: 27 August 2011
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