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    Sale 5438

    The Sunday Sale

    30 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    AN ITALIAN MARMO ROSSO FIGURE OF ANTINUOUS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN MARMO ROSSO FIGURE OF ANTINUOUS
    Late 19th century
    Modelled as an Egyptian kneeling figure holding a tablet displaying hyroglyphs, mounted on a verde marble plinth base
    11 in. (27.5 cm.) high


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    This figure derives from the famous ancient sculpture of the Emperor Hadrian's favourite companion, Antinuous, which had been rediscovered at Hadrian's villa in 1740. Antinuous had drowned in the river Nile and was posthumously celebrated as a demi-god, by the Emperor, who was famously fascinated with Egypt.

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