Image 288 of 670

PWP88638-1-Sleeping-Hermaphrodite.tif

Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download
Sleeping Hermaphroditus. A Life size ancient 2nd century AD Roman statue sculpted in Greek Marble and found in the grounds of Santa Maria della Vittoria, near the Baths of Diocletian, Rome. It was added to the Borghese Collection by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, in the 17th century and was named the "Borghese Hermaphroditus”. It was later sold to the occupying French and was removed it to The Louvre. Hermaphrodite, son of Hermes and Aphrodite had repels the advances of the nymph Salmacis. However, she got Zeus as their two bodies are united in a bisexual being. The Sleeping Hermaphroditus has been described as a good early Imperial Roman copy of a bronze original by the later of the two Hellenistic sculptors named Polycles (150 BC) the original bronze was mentioned in Pliny's Natural History. In 1619 Bernini sculpted the mattress on which the ancient marble of Hermaphrodite lies. Louvre Museum, Paris .

If you prefer to buy from our ALAMY STOCK LIBRARY page at https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/paul-williams-funkystock/greco-roman-sculptures.html- Type - Louvre - into LOWER SEARCH WITHIN GALLERY box - Refine search by adding a subject, place, background colour,etc.

Visit our CLASSICAL WORLD HISTORIC SITES PHOTO COLLECTIONS for more photos to download or buy as wall art prints https://funkystock.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/The-Romans-Art-Artefacts-Antiquities-Historic-Sites-Pictures-Images/C0000r2uLJJo9_s0c
Copyright
© copyright 2021 Paul E Williams all rights reserved - Property Rights Contact Louvre Museum Trustees all rights reserved
Image Size
5977x4762 / 81.5MB
https://funkystock.photoshelter.com/p/paul-e-williams-web
https://funkystock.photoshelter.com/p/royalty-free-license
Contained in galleries
Roman Statues - Louvre Museum - Pictures & Images, Louvre Museum Paris Exhibit - Pictures Images Photos, Roman Statues of Gods & Mythical Heroes - Pictures & Images, Pictures and Images of Roman Statues and Busts Antiquities & artefacts -, Roman Ancient Art Sculpture Reliefs. Pictures, Images & Photos
Sleeping Hermaphroditus.  A Life size ancient 2nd century AD Roman statue sculpted in Greek Marble and found in the grounds of Santa Maria della Vittoria, near the Baths of Diocletian, Rome. It was added to the Borghese Collection by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, in the 17th century and was named the "Borghese Hermaphroditus”. It was later sold to the occupying French and was removed it to The Louvre. Hermaphrodite, son of Hermes and Aphrodite had repels the advances of the nymph Salmacis. However, she got Zeus as their two bodies are united in a bisexual being. The Sleeping Hermaphroditus has been described as a good early Imperial Roman copy of a bronze original by the later of the two Hellenistic sculptors named Polycles (150 BC) the original bronze was mentioned in Pliny's Natural History. In 1619  Bernini sculpted the mattress on which the ancient marble of Hermaphrodite lies. Louvre Museum, Paris .<br />
<br />
If you prefer to buy from our ALAMY STOCK LIBRARY page at https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/paul-williams-funkystock/greco-roman-sculptures.html- Type -    Louvre    - into LOWER SEARCH WITHIN GALLERY box - Refine search by adding a subject, place, background colour,etc.<br />
<br />
Visit our CLASSICAL WORLD HISTORIC SITES PHOTO COLLECTIONS for more photos to download or buy as wall art prints https://funkystock.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/The-Romans-Art-Artefacts-Antiquities-Historic-Sites-Pictures-Images/C0000r2uLJJo9_s0c