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Antique Electrocast Bronze ‘Mercury about to Kill Argus’ after Bertel Thorvaldsen

After Bertel Thorvaldsen (Gronnegade 1770 – Copenhagen 1844)

‘Mercury about to Kill Argus’

A mid 19th century ‘Electrocast’ bronze of Mercury. The seated figure of Mercury playing his Shepherds pipes, waiting for Argus to fall asleep. Inscribed to base ‘10.621‘.


Circa 1860

Height 14¼” (36.2cm)

Width 5⅛” (13cm)

Depth 5¾” (14.6cm)