Sleeping Hermaphrodite 1
Roman work of the imperial period, 2nd century AD
Rome near the thermes of Diocletien.
Greek marble (hermaphrodite) and Carrare marble (the mattress)
Hermaphrodite the son of Hermes and Aphrodite, rejected the advanced of the nymphe Salmacis. ... She nevertheless obtained of Zeus that their two bodies be united for ever, hence their strange mariage in one bisexual body. This work is conceived to be appreciated in two movements. on one side a gracious form that emphasizes the femininity of the personage, ...