After the original, now in the Museo Archaeologico 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 Naples statue, dating to the 2nd century AD, is itself a copy of a Greek original dating to late Classical period. The posture is reminiscent of the iconic Doryphoros by Polykleitos, a bronze sculpture (lost in antiquity) cast ca 440 BC, but which survives in several marble copies from the Roman period.

He is named the 'Farnese Antinoos' because he was once owned by the Farnese family. It was once displayed at the entrance to the Carracci Gallery in the Palazzo Farnese in Rome.

dimensions etc Height: 64cm
material Cast Carrara marble. Suitable for outdoors. The beautiful white marble of Carrara in Tuscany was used for the Pantheon in ancient Rome, and was a favourite of Michelangelo. The sculptures in this collection are created using a process of 'dry casting', so that each sculpture contains over 90% marble.
country of origin Made in the UK

replica marble Farnese Antinoos

  • Code: SA-086
  • Status: email for timescale
  • £285.00

  • excl tax: £237.50