Marble. 80 cm diameter
Inventory number: A902
The reliefs Night and Day that hang opposite each other at the Museum, are Thorvaldsen’s most popular reliefs. As opposites they represent the two halves of a day, and together symbolise the wholeness of a day. Day personified flies actively across the sky with her head held high. She looks over her shoulder and fixes her gaze on the small torch-bearing boy here proudly symbolizing the light and the sun.