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Antinous: M.7-1953

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Unknown (Sculptor)


Bronze, cast, with greenish patination; gilt-metal base. The nude figure stands with the weight of the body on the right foot, with his hands before him, his head turned to the right. He stands against a tree-trunk support.


History note: Henry Harris Collection; His Sale, Sotheby's, 24 October 1950, The Henry Harris Collection, Catalogue of the celebrated collection of Renaissance works of art and paintings, the property of Henry Harris (decd.), p. 13, part 1, lot 54; bought by A. Spero (£72 the whole of lot 54); purchased by Marmaduke Langdale Horn, Stoke Charity, near Winchester.

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Marmaduke Langdale Horn Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1953) by Horn, Marmaduke Langdale


17th or 18th Century
Circa 1600 CE - Circa 1800 1800 CE


After the Hellenistic-Roman (2nd-century CE) life-size marble statue, known as the Farnese Antinous, formerly in the Palazzo Farnese, Rome, taken to Naples by Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies in 1817. Now in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Base: composed of gilt-metal Figure: composed of bronze Sculpture: Depth 8 cm Height 22.9 cm Width 9 cm

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, with green patination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1953
Primary reference Number: 13944
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_7_1953
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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