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Silver Sculpture Handel Mercury Greek God Serpent Medical Staff Page Turner Book For Sale
Silver Sculpture Handel MERCURY Greek God Serpent Medical Staff Book Page Turner / Here is a bit of history / When Mercury was looking for something that would symbolize his role as the god of healing and messenger of the gods, he came across a pair of serpents coiled upon a twig. He instantly froze the snakes in place and picked up the twig to use as his staff of office. The serpent-coiled staff, or caduceus, sometimes depicted with wings at the top to match Mercury’s winged helmet, has since been adopted by the medical profession as a symbol of healing. By an interesting coincidence the entwined snakes resemble a diagram of a DNA molecule with its characteristic double-helix shape. THIS BEAUTIFUL sterling silver sculpture handle shows the Greek Mythology god "Mercury" with his 2 headed serpent staff wearing his winged helmet.In my research the hallmarks on this piece dates this as 1899 out of London by GH or Harrison Brothers & Howson ( Geroge Howson). The total length is 15 1/4 inches and the sterling silver handel is 5 inches long. The handel is nicely sculptured with the image of the god Mercury folding his arms wearing his winged helmet and holding the two serpent staff as seen in photos. There is a small area in the image where you can place a monogram. I do not know what material the blade is made of.The hall mark shows a LION - Lepard (no crown) and the small letter "d" with an other small marking of GH. It is in very nice shape with a couple small indentation as seen in photos.
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Silver Sculpture Handel Mercury Greek God Serpent Medical Staff Page Turner Book: $215