Hebe Bearing Cup - Item #216
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:
62 Inches High x 16 Inches Wide x 14 Inches Deep
Thorvaldsen created two life-size versions of Hebe, one in 1806 and one in 1816. The second, this piece, is nearly identical to the first except that the chest is fully covered by clothing. Hebe is the Greek goddess of youth whose task it was to pour the drink of immortality for the other gods and goddesses.
Artist: Bertel Thorvaldsen
Museum: Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen
Time Period: Neoclassical, 1816
1911 Catalog ID # - 2517