ANTINOUS MARBLE PORTRAIT

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ANTINOUS MARBLE PORTRAIT

by STRIX

Original Artwork

Pastels on Cotton Paper

210 mm x 297 mm

Marble portrait of Antinous wearing a wreath of ivy. (AD130-140)

BRITISH MUSEUM

DESCRIPTION

Antinoüs was the cherished companion and lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Antinous was deified after his death in Egypt by the distraught Hadrian who erected numerous temples in his honour and even named a city after him. In the marbles from this period Antinous is depicted as a beautiful youth in the prime of life.