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Capitoline Antinous



Capitoline Antinous – Buy cast bronze/marble cast statue

The Capitoline “Antinous” is the marble statue of a young naked man that was found in Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli when Conte Giuseppe Fede carried out the first concerted excavations there. It was acquired by Alessandro Cardinal Albani before 1733. For his contemporaries, it seemed to be the real attraction of his collection. The statue was then acquired by Pope Clement XII in 1733 and later formed the centrepiece of the Capitoline Museums in Rome, where it is still on display today. The restored left leg and the left arm with the unexpected rhetorical hand movement were supplied by Pietro Bracci. In the 18th century, it was considered one of the finest Roman copies of a Greek statue in the world. It was part of the artistic booty brought to Paris as part of the Treaty of Tolentino (1797) and remained there until 1800-15, when it was returned to Rome after the fall of Napoleon.

Today, the statue is more likely to be regarded as a Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze statue of Hermes from the early fourth century BC. The replica statue is often purchased for the garden of a holiday home by the sea, for a hotel complex with extensive grounds or for the formal garden of a historic manor house.


Antique statue, cast bronze in museum quality

The sculpture is produced as a bronze cast using the traditional lost wax technique. For the statue offered in the online shop, we use the necessary negative mould from a plaster cast of the original made in Rome in 1799.

Buy Capitoline Antinous statue as cast marble or marble sculpture

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. We have various patina recipes in our repertoire, 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 before you finalise your purchase.

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.

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.
In keeping with the ancient traditions of Delphi and Rome, the statue made for you and with your name as the donor will forever be a reminder of your personality and achievements.

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 developed, which continued into modern times. Here you will find an overview of particularly beautiful locations for antique statues. We also offer you an overview of some publicly accessible gardens and parks, each of which has an impressive collection of ancient sculptures. With specific details of which statues can be seen where. Go travelling, let yourself be inspired!

Product details

Capitoline Antinous
Item No.S36
MaterialBronze cast
height180 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£28,000.00