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Ireland
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath

O'Connell Street Lower
(General Post Office)

Hibernia with Mercury and Fidelity

Thomas Kirk
1818

Dublin - <i>Baile Átha Cliath</i> /  Hibernia with Mercury and Fidelity

Description

Three statues over the portico of the Post Office:
  1. Mercury with his Caduceus and purse;
  2. Hibernia, resting on her spear and holding a harp
  3. Fidelity with a hound at her feet and a key held in her right hand (due to these features it is argued that the statue is in fact of Hecate).

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Hibernia with Mercury and Fidelity
Mercury
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Hibernia with Mercury and Fidelity
Hibernia
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Hibernia with Mercury and Fidelity
Fidelity

Annotation

According to Wikipedia, the sculptor of John Smyth. The Dictionary of Irish Artists says Thomas Kirk.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 53°20'57" W 6°15'37"

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