After the original, now in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples. Born in Bithynia in AD110, Antinoos (or Antinous) drowned in the Nile at the age of twenty, reasons unknown. He was deified by Hadrian, who founded a city, Antinopolis, in his memory. Images of the beautiful youth abound on coinage and in portraiture during the 2nd century AD.
The beautiful white marble of Carrara in Tuscany was used for the Pantheon in ancient Rome, and was a favourite of Michelangelo. The sculpture in this collection - made in the UK - is created using a process of 'dry casting', so that each sculpture contains over 90% marble. The high quality is such that there will be no discoloration - other than natural patination and ageing - should the sculpture be placed outdoors.
marble Farnese Antinoos (SPECIAL ORDER ITEM)
- Code: SA-086
- Status: email for timescale
- excl tax: £237.50