Mercury in FlightReplica Size: H: 22 cm
Replica: patinated metal, base made of diabase
Jean Boulogne, called Giambologna (1529-1608)
This statue from the Louvre was made in Florence around 1585 by Giambologna. Mercury the messenger of gods assumes an arabesque, balanced precariously on his toes, and points upward to Jupiter whose instructions he enforces. The most beautiful version of Mercury in Flight you can find at the Kunstkammer Vienna.