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A Marble Portrait Bust of Antinous
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A Marble Portrait Bust of Antinous, Roman Imperial, reign of Hadrian, circa A.D. 130-138, A Marble Portrait Bust of Antinous\nThe deified youth turned to his left, his face with deep-set, almond-shaped eyes, straight brow, aquiline nose, and full lips, his luxuriant hair falling in cascading wavy locks, the molded circular base inscribed in Greek: "M. Lucius Flaccus (dedicated this) to the hero/god Antinous."\nHeight 33 in. 83.7 cm.
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the deified youth turned to his left, his face with deep-set, almond-shaped eyes, straight brow, aquiline nose, and full lips, his luxuriant hair falling in cascading wavy locks, the molded circular base inscribed in Greek: "M. Lucius Flaccus (dedicated this) to the hero/god Antinous."

medium

Marble

dimensions

Height 33 in. 83.7 cm.

literature

Beaudoin et Pottier, "Collection de M. Péretié. Inscriptions," Bulletin de correspondance hellénique, vol. 3, 1879, p. 259, no. 2

Salomon Reinach, review of L. Dietrichson, Antinoos, Christiana, 1884, in Revue critique d'histoire et de littérature, vol. 19, 1885, p. 366

Wernecke, s.v. Antinoos, in Paulys Real-encylopedia der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, vol. 1, Stuttgart, 1894, col. 2441

André De Ridder, Catalogue de la collection de Clercq, vol. IV: Les marbres, les vases peints et les ivoires, Paris, 1906, p. 39, no. 35, pls. 15-17

P. Marconi, "Antinoo, saggio sull'arte dell' eta adrianea," Monumenti antichi. Reale Accademia dei Lincei, vol. 29, 1923, p. 208

René Mouterde, Inscriptions grecques et latines de la Syrie, 1929, pp. 50-51, no. 1300

Erich Holm, Das Bildnis des Antinous, diss., Leipzig, 1933, p. 26

Christoph W. Clairmont, Die Bildnisse des Antinous: Ein Beitrag zur Porträtplastik unter Kaiser Hadrian, 1966, p. 41

H. v. Heintze, Gnomon, vol. 43, 1971, p. 397

Veronika Krüse-Berdoldt, Kopienkritschen Untersuchungen, Göttingen, 1975, p. 63

Orangerie '83. Deutscher Kunsthandel im Schloss Charlottenburg, September 15th to 29th, 1983, p. 4, illus.

A. Stepken, Art Journal, 1983, fas. 9, p. 4, illus.

Burlington Magazine, September 1983, p. 580, fig. 58

Artis, vol. 35, 1983, p. 54

Die Weltkunst, vol. 53, 1983, p. 2188

Hugo Meyer, Antinoos. Die archäologischen Denkmäler unter Einbeziehung des numismatischen und epigraphischen Materials sowie der literarischen Nachrichten. Ein Beitrag zur Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte der hadrianisch-frühantoninischen Zeit, Munich, 1991, p. 99f., no. I 77, pl. 88

Antike Welt, vol. 29, 1998, p. 496, fig. 21

John Francis Wilson, Caesarea Philippi: Banias, the Lost City of Pan, 2004, p. 41

Caroline Vout, "Antinous, Archaeology and History," The Journal of Roman Studies, vol. 95, 2005

Thomas Maria Weber and Mathaf Dimashq, Sculptures from Roman Syria in the Syrian National Museum at Damascus, 2006, p. 51

Caroline Vout and Penelope Curtis, Antinous: The Face of the Antique, Leeds, 2006, p. 29, fig. 5

Caroline Vout, Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome, Cambridge, 2007, p. 77, fig. 23

Arachne, nos. 36040 and 56099

provenance

found at ancient Banias (or Paneas), later Caesarea Philippi (modern-day Baniyas in the Golan Heights)

M. Pérétié, Chancellor of the French Consulate, Beirut, 1879-1882

Louis de Clercq, 1882-1901

Comte Henri de Boisgelin, 1901-1967

Nicholas Koutoulakis, Paris and Geneva

Robin Symes, London

London art market

Albrecht Neuhaus Kunsthandel, Würzburg, 1983

Jean-Luc Chalmin, December 1992


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*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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