CIMRM 506 - Torchbearer converted into a Paris. British Museum, London. From Rome, Italy.

A pair of torchbearers were found in the 18th century, and reworked into statues of Paris. One is now in London, the other (CIMRM 507) in the Vatican museums.

Goethe refers to the discovery of the two statues as follows:

Count Fries bought the statue from an art-dealer in Rome named Jenkins, whom Goethe visited.

CIMRM entry

External links

1J.W. Goethe, Italian Journey, tr. Auden, Penguin ed. p.370.

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