Italian, ca. 1853

H. 69”

Original location:  East of the front entrance steps

Location of original statue:  Inman Hall

Mercury is the messenger of the gods and the protector of commerce and travelers. This makes him appropriate for a place next to the entrance. He is also the educator, and he instructs Cupid. 


His attributes include winged shoes, which allow him to move quickly, and a winged cap called a petasus.  In his left hand he holds a caduceus, a rod with two snakes coiled around it.  It has the power to put people to sleep.  In his right hand he holds out a bag of money, which refers to him as the protector of commerce. 


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Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212


1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212


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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk