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Fragmented Mercury of Aquincum

Fragments of this limestone statue include the head and torso of Mercury, holding the caduceus in his left hand.
The New Mithraeum
26 Oct 2023

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Two fragments of a statue in limestone (H. 0.24) which probably stood in room A upon base γ.

Kuzsinsky in BpR 1889,70; Aquincum, 93 No. 23; MMM II fig. 186; Ferri, Arte Danubio, fig. 193.

Torso and head of Mercury. He has a cap with two wings and he wears a dress which is fastened on his shoulders but does not cover the lower part of his body. In his l.h. he holds a caduceus, the upper part of which is broken off.

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