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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Reminds me God of trade, Hermes. However, he does not have legs, wings and why he is standing on a ship?
    Made of metal, wood pedestal.
    Height 50 cm, width 11 cm

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      The caduceus also the Medical Symbol used today . Don't know if this helps ID him . He is holding one over his head .
      The caduceus (?; /k??du?si??s/ or /k??dju???s/; from Greek ????????? k?rukeion "herald's staff" ) is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology. The same staff was also borne by heralds in general, for example by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. In Roman iconography, it was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars, and thieves.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Phil it makes sense your commerce statement as it seems to be also including a ships wheel hat would carry goods ?
      Symbol of commerce

      A simplified variant of the caduceus is to be found in dictionaries, indicating a “commercial term” entirely in keeping with the association of Hermes with commerce. In this form the staff is often depicted with two winglets attached and the snakes are omitted (or reduced to a small ring in the middle). The Customs Service of the former German Democratic Republic employed the caduceus, bringing its implied associations with thresholds, translators, and commerce, in the service medals they issued their staff.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Phil was exactly correct
      Here is a pair but appear to be chalkware but same figure as yours
    4. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
    5. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      This is Solved by Phil ! Kudo's my friend !
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 9 years ago
      Good Going Phil and Mani!!
    7. W.S, 9 years ago
      Thank you Phil and Manikin both of you are super smart :)

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