French school around 1800, after to the ancient
Hermaphrodite asleep, after to hermaphrodite Borghese
Attached a white marble base inlaid with lapis and colored marbles (broken)
H. 40 cm ; L. 20 cm
Estimate : 3.000/4.000€
Hammer Price : 3.000€
The Hermaphrodite Borghese is an ancient statue depicting hermaphrodite asleep on a mattress. This Roman piece, is a copy of a second century Greek original was restored by Bernini in 1619 at the request of the Borghese family after its discovery in Rome in 1608. It was the subject of a number of copies.