The Roman god Mercury clutches a satchel in his left hand in this second- or third-century A.D. statue from Beirut (compare with photos of stone throne and funeral stela). The 3-foot-high marble statue of the messenger god is just one of 100 exquisite stone objects showcased in Stones and Creed: 100 Stone Artefacts from Lebanon’s Antiquity. A celebration of the recent reopening of the Beirut National Museum, the catalogue features examples of ancient Lebanese sculpture, funerary decoration and religious art.