This elegant statuette marks the moment before Jupiter, in the guise of an eagle, bore Ganymede off to become cupbearer to the gods. The original, sculpted in 1817 by the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, is now housed in the Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen.
This faithful replica is made in Staffordshire using over 90% natural Carrara marble. Each copy is dry cast and then finished by hand, giving them both the look and feel of an original.
26 x 20 x 10 cm
This item has proved incredibly tricky to photograph against a white background - please see final image for an extreme close-up of the marble's actual colour and texture.