Born in Bithynia in AD110, Antinoos (or Antinous), beloved of the Emperor Hadrian, 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.
|material||Cast Carrara marble. Mounted on a marble base. 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.|
|care instructions||The high quality is such that there will be no discoloration - other than natural patination and ageing - should you wish to put him in the garden.|
marble bust of Antinoos with wreath (SPECIAL ORDER ITEM)
- Code: SA-075
- Status: email for timescale
- excl tax: £125.00