CIMRM 507 - Torchbearer remodelled as Paris. Chiaramonti museum, Vatican, Rome.

Statue of torch-bearer, heavily restored into a statue of Paris. A pair of torchbearers were discovered in the 18th century in Rome in a sand pit. One (CIMRM 506) is now in London, the other is this one in the Vatican.

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

CIMRM entry

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

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