Sleeping Hermaphroditus 2nd centuryRoman. A second-century copy of the Barry sleeping hermaphrodite Hermaphroditus was found inand has taken the original's place at the Galleria Borghese. Barry sleeping hermaphrodite of the Ludovisi Hermaphrodite is relatively crude. Based on a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture circa the second century BC, the Borghese Hermaphrodite was discovered in during construction in Italy by Cardinal Scipione Borghese who was so enamored with its classical beauty that he commissioned the master sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini to sculpt a mattress on which the Hermaphrodite could rest. The Life of Bernini. X Ball interviewed by M.