Antinous - Item #139
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
30 Inches High x 17 Inches Wide x 17 Inches Deep
After Antinous, Emperor Hadrian's lover, died, Hadrian had many statues made of him. Since the man's features were always idealized in the Hellenistic style, it cannot be assumed that the statues are actual portraits of Antinous. Here, Antinous is depicted as the god Dionysus, complete with a wreath of ivy. Note that the bust of this piece is a modern addition to the Roman head.
Museum: British Museum, London
Time Period: Ancient Rome, c. 130-140 C.E.
“Portrait Head.” Museum number 1805,0703.97. The British Museum, http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?partId=1&objectId=460095.
Ramage, Nancy H. and Andrew Ramage. "Hadrian and the Classical Revival, AD 117-138." Roman Art: Romulus to Constantine. 5th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009, pp. 229-255.