Paperweight - Commerce Muse – Michigan Capitol Gift Shop
Paperweight - Commerce Muse

Paperweight - Commerce Muse


In 1886 eight large allegorical artworks by Italian artist Tommaso Juglaris were installed in the Capitol's dome. Each work features a female muse representing a virtue of the State of Michigan. Commerce, who sits in front a ship, is depicted wearing the winged helmet traditionally associated with Mercury and Hermes, gods of commerce. 

The paperweight is round and measures 3 1/2" wide.

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