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Antinous Farnese statue – buy a replica in real size

The Antinous Farnese is a special Roman marble sculpture of Antinous, named after its former owners, the Farnese family. It was probably created in the years 125 – 138 AD. The marble statue was probably found as early as the 16th century. Its location and origin are unknown. However, the sculpture soon came into the possession of the noble Roman Farnese family.

 

It was once exhibited at the entrance to the Carracci Gallery in the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, from where it was taken to Naples to the Royal Museum (Reale Museo Borbonico), now the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. A replica was installed in Palazzo Farnese in the 1970s.

 

Antinous was the lover of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who maintained the image of Antinous as a Roman god in the Roman Empire after Antinous’ death. The Antinous Farnese is a freestanding, round marble sculpture with clear stylistic echoes of the classical Greek style, in particular the statue of Doryphoros by Polyklet. A significant difference to Doryphoros is that Antinous is depicted as an adolescent youth, while Doryphoros is presented as a young adult.

 

You can buy the Antinous Farnese statue in three different versions in our online shop.

Description

Antique statue, cast bronze in museum quality

The sculpture is produced as a bronze cast using the traditional lost wax technique. The replica available in the shop is based on a negative mould of the plaster cast of the original in Naples.

 

Buy Antinous Farnese statue as cast marble or marble sculpture from sculptor

In addition to classic bronze casting, we also offer two other moulds for the statues shown here. Marble casting from powdered genuine white marble. And the new moulding of the statue by sculptors from a single block of white marble. If you are interested in such a mould, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your e-mail or phone call.

 

Patinating the statue

Patination marks the final step in the finishing process of a bronze statue. The patina simulates the natural oxidation process that causes the bronze to weather differently over time, depending on the environmental influences on the copper alloy. In Our repertoire includes various patina formulations, including one that corresponds well to the patina of preserved antique bronze statues. We will be happy to provide you with samples of suitable patinas in advance.

 

Individualisation of the statue

Each statue cast by us is engraved in the base with a serial number, date of manufacture and our company logo. The base is also engraved with your name, a lettering, the occasion of production, your own company logo or additional engraving as required.

 

Your very personal legacy

Our life-size cast bronze replicas are therefore not only artistic replicas, but also timeless reminders that will preserve your legacy for generations to come. By engraving your name, the date and the occasion on the base, this statue becomes an everlasting symbol of your most personal life achievement, your significance in this world and your work there. Buy the Antinous Farnese statue as a replica for your private collection or for a public place to make a personal statement.

 

Memory cast in bronze in the radiant light of antiquity

Ancient Greek bronze statues and their masterfully crafted Roman marble replicas were the sensual and visual mirror of these two advanced civilisations for over a millennium. After their rediscovery during the Renaissance, these statues once again became world-famous and symbolised the emergence of modernity. The statue made for you and with your name as the donor will forever be a reminder of your personality and achievements in the ancient traditions of Delphi and Rome.

 

Locations for the installation of ancient statues & list of parks with ancient sculptures

Antique statues are hardly available in the original. Since their rediscovery in the Renaissance, expensive replicas have been made for castles, their parks and also for the mansions of the wealthy bourgeoisie. During this period, a canon for the installation and placement of these works of art was created that developed into modern times. Here you will find an overview of particularly beautiful locations for antique statues. And in our online shop we offer you an overview of some publicly accessible gardens and parks, each of which has an impressive collection of antique sculptures. With specific details of which statues can be seen where. Go travelling, let yourself be inspired!

 

Product details

Antinous Farnese
Item No.S42
MaterialBronze cast
dimension (height x width x depth)199 cm x 76 cm x 51,5 cm
What you receiveSingle piece, Bronze cast. The exact design details, measurements and weight as well as the structure and colour of the Bronze cast may vary.
DeliveryDelivered using our own van
Delivery ChargeFree delivery in England and Wales (except islands) and to a few EU countries. Click here for details.
Price incl. VAT£22,000.00