Ariadne - Item #189
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
28 Inches High
The original bust is a Roman marble copy of a Greek original. It may very well not be a portrait of Ariadne but of her lover, Bacchus (Roman)/Dionysus (Greek).
Museum: Musei Capitolini (Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Galatian), Rome
Time Period: Ancient Greece/Ancient Rome
1911 Catalog ID # - 4054
"Explore the Collections" feature. Thorvaldsens Museum. Inventory number L113. http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections.
Bencard, Ernst Jonas. "Ropp's Commission 1804-05." The Thorvaldsens Museum Archives, 2012, http://arkivet.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/articles/ropps-commission-1804-05.