Mercury tying his heels - Reproduction of the bronze statue of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle in bronze .
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Bronze statue made with lost wax on a black marble base.
Height: 47 cm - Width: 22 cm - Depth: 20 cm.
Weight: 8.6 kgs.
Mercury tying his heels - Reproduction of the statue of Jean-Baptiste Pigalle in bronze .
Ready to spring from the rock on which he sits, Mercury, the messenger of the gods, attaches the winged heels, which will allow him, with the wings of his helmet, the winged petasus, to take flight.
Pigalle was accredited to the Academy in 1741 with a Mercury he executed for its reception in 1744. At the Salon of 1742, the sculptor presented a much larger plaster model of this subject, paired with a Venus, which were executed in marble for the king and given in 1750 to Frederick II of Prussia.