Sleeping Hermaphroditus

Sleeping Hermaphroditus

The marble masterpiece "Sleeping Hermaphroditus” was unearthed approximately in 1608 after being buried for centuries. In 1620, 22-year-old Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini carved the marble mattress on which s/he lies today that’s so strikingly realistic visitors are compelled to give it a testing prod.

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