quarta-feira, 6 de novembro de 2013

Antinous of Delphi

The Delphi Antinous was found in July 1893 during the excavations done by the archaeologist Théophile Homolle and the École Française d'Athènes, close the temple of Apollo, and it was discovered still standing upright as seen in this photo taken as the statue was being uearthed.

The statue, lovingly polished for centuries, was, in some Barbarian incursion, toppled over, loosing both arms, Afterwards, however, it was gently raised and re-erected without its arms in another chapel further up the sacred way.

The Delphi Antinous is a cult statue of Antinous as the divine ephebe, sculpted in Parian marble during the reign of Hadrian. The head of the Antinous at Delphi wears such a crown of intertwined vegetal stems, but the leaves are missing, they were probably done in metal and then fixed to the holes drilled into the wreath.

8 comentários:

  1. Fantástico.
    Adriano conseguiu o que pretendia. Eternizar o seu amor.

  2. Ainda um dia teremos que agendar, não um almocinho cultural , mas umas escavaçõeszitas para ver se nos calha um destes.... O que dizes? Vamos arranjar as picaretas, os pincéis e baldes e escolher o local? Beijos grandes I miss you buahhhhhh ;)

    1. Ahahaha! Acho muito bem, adora a ideia, E para que lado é que vamos? LOL XDDDD
      Também estou cheio de saudades, temos que combinar algo...
      Beijos Linda! :)))

  3. <3!! <3!! <3!! <3!! <3!! <3!! <3!! <3!!