Antinous

Marble bust of Antinous, circa AD 130, Glyptothek Museum, Munich

The classical features of the face and body as well as the thick, curly hair are sensually rounded and smoothly formed. A strange melancholy pervades the completely impassive face.

Antinous, Hadrian, Hadrian portrait, Museum, Nerva–Antonine dynasty

Hadrian and his beloved Antinous, Glyptothek, Munich

Antinous, Hadrian's Villa, SPQR

Bust of Antinous, found at Hadrian’s Villa in 1790, Vatican Museums

White, coarse-grained marble Height: 100 cm (plus socle) Vatican Museums, Vatican City (Sala Rontonda) Inv. 251 Provenance: Found at Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, 1790. Briefly exhibited in Paris from 1801 until the end of Napoleon's regime. The face of the emperor Hadrian's young "favourite" is framed by thick hair with thick, curly ringlets falling over the… Continue reading Bust of Antinous, found at Hadrian’s Villa in 1790, Vatican Museums