The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 7.12.1804

Diomedes is one of the Greek heroes in The Iliad. With Odysseus he stole the Palladium, the statue of Athena that protected the city of Troy.
Thorvaldsen was never to model any statue of Diomedes, but among his drawings there are several sketches of the subject both with and without Odysseus, C7, C8r (here there is also a sketch for Baptismal Font), C13r, C74, C182v and C503v.

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