Sabatino de Angelis was an Italian Impressionist & Modern sculptor who was born 1838. Hermes is a God of the Greek mythology, in Rome it is known as Mercury. For the ancient Greeks, the spirit of passage and crossing was embodied in Hermes: they believed that the god manifested himself in any type of exchange, transfer, violation, overcoming, change, transit, all concepts that in some way refer to a passage from one place, or from one state, to another. This explains him being related to the changes in the lot of men and why he was one of the few who was allowed to go to the Underworld. It is a beautiful, with strong features bronze sculpture.