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Bertel Thorvaldsen
: Bertel (Albert, Alberto) Thorvaldsen
: 19.11.1770
: 24.03.1844
: dansk
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Day, 1815

Marble. 80 cm diameter
Inventory number: A902

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The reliefs Night and Day that hang opposite each other at the Museum, are Thorvaldsen’s most popular reliefs. As opposites they represent the two halves of a day, and together symbolise the wholeness of a day. Day personified flies actively across the sky with her head held high. She looks over her shoulder and fixes her gaze on the small torch-bearing boy here proudly symbolizing the light and the sun.