From a neo-Classical original from the Vatican collection.
marble Antinoos Vaticano
- Height: 40cm
Born in Bithynia in AD110, Antinoos, or Antinous, lover of the Emperor Hadrian, drowned in the Nile at the age of twenty, in mysterious circumstances. He was deified by Hadrian, who founded the city Antinopolis in his memory. Images of the beautiful youth abound on coinage and in portraiture from the 2nd century AD.
This collection is made in the UK in cast Carrara marble. The beautiful white marble of Carrara in Tuscany was used for the Pantheon in ancient Rome and was a favourite of Michelangelo.
The sculptures are created using a process of dry casting, so that each sculpture contains over 90% marble. They glisten!
The high quality is such that there will be no discoloration - other than natural patination and ageing - especially if the pieces are placed outdoors.