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Antinous as Omphalos Apollo


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 29 October 2019
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This torso, amended to resemble the statue of the Capitoline Antinous in Rome, belongs to a series of ancient copies of the so-called "Omphalos Apollo". This famous Greek original from around 460 BCE is preserved in several ancient copies. Some of them convey the related head type. Marble. Found in the River Tiber near Rome, Italy in 1744 CE. Roan copy, c. 130 CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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