London, South Kensington
29 May 2002
A sculpted white marble model of Hermaphrodite, late 19th or early 20th century
After the Antique, on a rectangular marmo rosso antico base with moulded sides -- 19in. (48.2cm.) long
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According to Ovid, Hermaphroditus was the son of Hermes and Aphrodite. Having declined the advances of Salmacis, a nymph, the gods answered her prayer to to join their bodies as one.
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