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A Bust Sculpture in Carrara Marble, French Neoclassical School, circa 1800-
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 [...]