56cm HERMES ALABASTER BUST
A WONDERFUL ALABASTER BUST OF HERMES
Made by hand in Italy
Natural White Alabaster
Hermes was the ancient Greek god of trade, wealth, luck, fertility, animal husbandry, sleep, language, thieves, and travel. One of the cleverest and most mischievous of the Olympian gods, he was the patron of shepherds, invented the lyre, and was, above all, the herald and messenger of Mt. Olympus so that he came to symbolise the crossing of boundaries in his role as a guide between the two realms of gods and humanity.
To the Romans, the god was known as Mercury.