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ANTINOUS: BOY MADE GOD

 12:00 am, 1st January 2019 until 12:00 am, 24th February 2019

ANTINOUS: BOY MADE GOD

Antinous was a boy-favourite of the Emperor Hadrian. He drowned in the Nile in A.D. 130, and the emperor founded a city in middle Egypt in his honour called Antinoopolis or ‘Antinous City’. A striking portrait of the boy was created by a great court sculptor, and this image was widely reproduced around the empire. More than eighty busts and statues survive. This exhibition explores the spread of Antinous’ image and his empire-wide cult as a hero and god.

  • Price FREE
  • Event type Exhibitions
  • Listing categories Events / Exhibitions
  • Date and time from 1st January 2019 12:00 am
  • Date and time to 24th February 2019 12:00 am
  • Address Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH

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