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  • Aurora in a chariot drawn by two horses. Roman cameo I2059 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    drawn by two horses Roman cameo 0 100 Chalcedony onyx 2 5 x 2 2 cm Inventory number I2059 Enlarge photo Download The cameo renders a female dressed in a flowing garment a so called chiton and a veil floating around her head and the upper part of her body She is usually interpreted as Aurora the goddess of dawn Every day Aurora would climb into her chariot which was

    Original URL path: http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections/work/I2059 (2015-09-25)
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  • Prometheus creating the first man. Graeco-Roman ringstone I85 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Collections The Archives Crosscuts Thorvaldsen s works worldwide The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Google Art Project CC0 Luk Prometheus creating the first man Graeco Roman ringstone 30 BC 200 Chalcedony 1 3 x 1 2 cm Inventory number I85 Enlarge photo Download On the right of this gem a man can be seen holding a chisel and facing a skeletal figure The motif represents a scene from Greek mythology The man sitting there is the Titan Prometheus He is creating the first man who was given the name of Pharenon Prometheus was the defender of mankind which irritated Zeus who therefore prevented human beings from gaining access to fire and heat However Prometheus stole fire and gave it to mankind As a punishment Zeus had Prometheus chained naked to a rock where an eagle ate part of his liver each day The liver grew again each night so that he could undergo the same painful punishment day after day Zeus punished mankind by creating the first woman Pandora He sent her to the world of human beings with the famous Pandora s Box which when it was opened released evil and sickness into the world Til top Opening Hours Tuesday

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  • Thorvaldseniana - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Google Art Project All collections Thorvaldsen s sculptures Collection of paintings Thorvaldsen s drawings Drawings by other artists Graphic works by other artists Collection of medals Sculptures by other artists Ancient artefacts Ancient gems Ancient coins Cast Collection Thorvaldseniana Deposits The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Sort by Artist Title Inv no or clear Thorvaldseniana 1 40 of 228 in total 1 2 3 4 5

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  • Thorvaldsen's Snake Ring N190 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    years up to his death in 1844 Among the places where the ring is to be seen are Thorvaldsen s self portrait statue from 1839 and the painted portraits of Thorvaldsen made by C W Eckersberg 1820 and Horace Vernet 1833 The ring dates back to Antiquity and when Thorvaldsen acquired it is not quite clear However he was probably presented with it in Rome at the latest in 1814

    Original URL path: http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections/work/N190 (2015-09-25)
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  • Lock of Thorvaldsen's hair N226 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Project CC0 Luk Lock of Thorvaldsen s hair Hair velvet Cardbiard box with moiré paper 10 5 x 8 2 cm Inventory number N226 Enlarge photo Download A number of locks of Thorvaldsen s hair are preserved in Thorvaldsens Museum often set in beautiful miniature frames The fashion for collecting Thorvaldsen s hair emerged during the final years of his life from 1838 to 1844 while the sculptor was living in Copenhagen Both Thorvaldsen s valet Carl Frederik Wilckens and his friend and mentor Baroness Christine Stampe were keen collectors when Thorvaldsen had his hair cut and even when Thorvaldsen lay dead someone is said to have had the nerve to cut off a lock of his hair Wilckens was probably the driving force behind the spread of the hair cult He often had the locks of hair accompanied by the world famous artist s visiting card along with the words Conferentsraad Thorvaldsen apparently as a kind of unofficial guarantee of the relic The lock shown was donated to Thorvaldsens Museum by the heirs of Prince Valdemar Prins Valdemar 1858 1939 who was the son of King Christian 9 had been given the lock by Duchess Thyra of Cumberland It

    Original URL path: http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections/work/N226 (2015-09-25)
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  • Thorvaldsen N267 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    photograph in Denmark The revealing photographic portrait of Thorvaldsen the man provides a completely different impression of Denmark s great sculptor from that suggested by the numerous portrait paintings of the time Thorvaldsen s features were often embellished but in the photograph it is possible to see clearly the effect of many years toil in the studios Thorvaldsen looks as though not entirely happy with the modern technique and with

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  • Woman Seated by Two Trees N292,48 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Bertel Albert Alberto Thorvaldsen Born 19 11 1770 Died 24 03 1844 Nationality dansk Read about the artist in The Archives Woman Seated by Two Trees Watercolour cloth bound border printed in gold 9 9 x 17 9 cm Inventory number N292 48 Enlarge photo Download The album was a kind of poetry book and guest book that was very common in Thorvaldsen s day Such albums were often accompanied their owners on journeys so that people met in the course of one s travels could make a small contribution to the book in the form of declarations of friendship poems or small drawings In his friend P H Haste s album Thorvaldsen has done a water colour drawing of a young woman half seated half reclining against two intertwining trees while resting her arm on a basket filled with roses The trees are clearly intended to symbolise the close friendship existing between Thorvaldsen and Haste During the 1790s Peder Horrebow Haste was among other things responsible for the publication of a theatre periodical and in 1798 he became a customs inspector in Svendborg When Thorvaldsen left for Rome in the autumn of 1796 Haste wrote a poem in the

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  • Diploma as Honorary Citizen from the City of Copenhagen N36 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    N36 Enlarge photo Download Search the work in The Archives Thorvaldsen was made a citizen of honour in several cities especially in Germany while academies of fine art throughout Europe virtually vied with each other in their eagerness to appoint him a member It was thus a famous European personality whom the City of Copenhagen appointed a citizen of honour on 21 November 1838 The visible proof of this distinction

    Original URL path: http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections/work/N36 (2015-09-25)
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