Saturday, September 12, 2009

Antinous as Agathodemon

Antinous was the lover of the Emperor Hadrian and was deified (worshiped as a god) after drowning himself in the Nile in 130 AD...
Antinous as Agathodemon. Headless marble statue completed with an Antinous' head, 130–138 AC
Purchased in Rome ca. 1760, formerly exhibited in the Neues Palais

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