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Castor and Pollux

Castor and Pollux

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At the top of the cordonata, the stepped ramp leading up to Piazza del Campidoglio, stand the two colossal statues of "Castor and Pollux". In Greek and Roman mythology Castor and Pollux were twin brothers, who were also known as the Gemini (twins) or as the Dioscuri, from the words dios (gods) and kuroi (youths). Their mother was Leda, wife of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta, but they had different fathers. Castor was the king's son, but Pollux was the son of Zeus, who seduced Leda in the guise of a swan. Thus Castor was mortal, while Pollux was a demi god. When Castor was killed Pollux asked his father to let him share his own immortality with his brother and they were duly transformed into the constellation that bears their name. The statues were unearthed in 1561 on the site of the Temple of Castorand Pollux, which stood next to the Circus Flaminius. They were erected in Piazza del Campidoglio in 1583.

Artist

Unfortunately, there are no records as to who sculpted this statue, nor what year it was produced.

Year of creation

1561, XVI century

Location

Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Italy

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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