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In the garden of Villa Medici stands a bronze statue of the god Mercury. "Mercury", the messenger of the Gods, holds in his left hand a caduceus, a winged staff entwined by two snakes. According to one myth, Mercury saw two snakes joined in mortal combat. Separating them with his staff, he brought about peace, and as a result the caduceus came to be seen as a sign of peace. The god raises one arm to point heavenwards in a gesture borrowed from there pertory of classical rhetoric that is characteristic of Giambologna's style.


Giambologna (1529-1608), also known as Jean de Boulogne (French), Jehan Boulongne (Flemish) and Giovanni da Bologna (Italian), was the last significant Italian Renaissance sculptor, with a large workshop producing large and small works in bronze and marble in a late Mannerist style.

Year of creation

1580, XVI century


Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

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Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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