The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 7.12.1804

The relief that Thorvaldsen was planning was to depict the scene from The Iliad (Book 1, v. 197), in which Minerva is trying to prevent Achilles from killing Agamemnon.
There are no known reliefs by Thorvaldsen, in which he depicts this scene, but there are two drawings of this subject, C22r and C23. There is no doubt that these two drawings are conceived as reliefs.

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