Ganymedes skænker i skålen CC0
Bertel Thorvaldsen
: Bertel (Albert, Alberto) Thorvaldsen
: 19.11.1770
: 24.03.1844
: dansk
Read about the artist in The Archives

Ganymede Filling the Cup, 1816

Marble. 135,5 cm
Inventory number: A42

Enlarge photo
Search the work in The Archives

Ganymede was originally a shepherd, but Jupiter took an interest in him on account of his great beauty and took him with him to Olympus, where he became the cupbearer of the gods. Ganymede is here filling the cup with the draught for the gods on Olympus. He is paying no attention to his surroundings, but is concentrating totally on pouring in such a way that the costly drops will not be wasted.