Beautiful bust of Carrara marble representing a young ephebe looking down, a beautiful curly hair falling on his neck.
One can think of a representation of young Alexander, or Patroclus, but it is more likely the portrait of Antinous. Originally from Bithynia, he is known as a favorite and lover of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
He died at the age of 20, drowned in the Nile.
Deified by Hadrian, it is represented by a large number of works of art that make it one of the most famous faces of Antiquity.
cf. : marble bust of Thassos, found in Patras, around 130 AC, Athenes
Anthinoüs d'Ecouen, 18th copy of an original of the 2nd century. located at the Prado
Antinöus of the coll. Ludovisi, Rome, Roman National Museum.
French neoclassical school, around 1800-1810, close to the work of Antonio Canova (see bust Helene of Troy, the three graces, 1757-1822)
H 44.5 cm x W 36 cm x D 19 cm
Very good condition