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English: Mercury

Dated 1527
Antonio Minelli (active after 1500-about 1529)
Italy, Padua
Marble with circular bronze disc

The inscription states that this figure was commissioned by the Venetian scholar Marcantonio Michiel and begun on 14 February 1527. His horoscope for 15 June appears on the bronze disc. With Mercury, the god of eloquence and commerce, in the ascendant, it was probably intended as a favourable omen for Michiel, who was hoping to gain a seat in the Venetian Senate.

Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh FSA

Collection ID: A.44-1951

This photo was taken as part of Britain Loves Wikipedia in February 2010 by art_traveller.

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