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Mercury (Hermes) with a cock. Engraving by E. Delaune, c. 1560.

  • Delaune, Etienne, 1518?-1583.
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About this work


The figure carries the caduceus of Hermes and wears the winged helmet, but not the winged sandals. The cock is normally the attribute not of Hermes but of Aesculapius: it is not clear why it is shown here

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; border 7 x 5.5 cm

References note

A. P. F. Robert-Dumesnil, , Le peintre-graveur français, Paris 1835, nos. 422-427 (set of six)


Wellcome Library no. 25873i


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