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Colossal Statue of Antinous


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 29 October 2019
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The head and the statue are ancient but were combined as recently as the 18th century. The portrait depicts the Roman Emperor Hadrian's lover, Antinous, depicted with a snake and cornucopia. The attributes allow the statue to be interpreted as Agathos Daimon (Agathodaemon; protective spirit). Marble. Around 130-140 CE. Acquired in Rome, Italy, in 1766 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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