In the Roman mythology, we have already mentioned Mercury in this blog. Today's sculpture is also a Mercury, young God's messenger holding the caduceus. This beautifully crafted bas-relief was executed around 1650, by Artus Quellinus, and is visible in Amsterdam, Holland, at the Royal Palace.
mentioned here in this blog), the purse (symbol of trade), the cockerel (symbol of vigilance) and the goat. Also the foliage and flowers hanging on each side. In Greek mythology, the parallel is Hermes.
Artus Quellinus spent 4 years in Rome to get trained, where he met François Duquesnoy, who would influence him with his Baroque style.
|Artus Quellinus - Painting by Erasmus Quellinus 1662 Gulden Cabinet|
|Mercurus sculpture - Painting by Rogier|
Artus Quellinus I also produced small-scale sculptures such as ivory-carvings. He died in 1668.
Baroque in Vlaanderen