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Cupid and Ganymede, 1831
Marble. 42,5 x 63,0 cm
Inventory number: A395
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Ganymede has won at dice and is holding the proof, the dice he has caught on the back of his hand, out to Cupid. But as everyone knows, those who are unlucky in love are lucky in cards – or here in dice. Cupid, the god of love, knows this better than anyone else and so he can point to himself as the true winner. The relief was made by Thorvaldsen himself, carved after the original model from 1831.