The Pasquino is one of Rome's best-loved statues although its origins are unknown. It was found during the digging of the foundations of Cardinal Carafa's palace. Experts have attempted to identify the figure portrayed and several hypotheses have been put forward. The most probable is the one suggested by Michelangelo and Bernini, who both believed that it was a portrait of Menelaus dragging the dead body of Patroclus. The name Pasquino has several origins; some thought it might have been the name of the owner of an inn in the district, others a tailor who spoke ill of prelates and nobles, others a barber.
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