The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives

Comment on 4.4.1800

A copy of the head of one of the so-called Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, on Monte Cavallo on the Quirinal Hill in Rome.
In his letter of 12.10.1799, Thorvaldsen writes that the head was executed in half size after a plaster cast. Thorvaldsen himself owned copies of the heads of both Dioscuri in the original size; they are now in Thorvaldsens Museum, L123 and L124.

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