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Marble bust of Antinous. Made in Rome AD130-38. From the Janiculum, Rome, Italy. Antinous, Hadrian's lover, was Greek from Bithynia (northern Turkey). He met Hadrian in the 120's and joined his court. In AD 130 Antinous drowned in the River Nile in Egypt and Hadrian mourned him openly and he was worshipped as a god. Statues show him as the Egyptian Osiris or, as here, the Greek Dionysus.

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Marble bust of Antinous.  Made in Rome AD130-38.  From the Janiculum, Rome, Italy.  Antinous, Hadrian's lover, was Greek from Bithynia (northern Turkey). He met Hadrian in the 120's and joined his court.  In AD 130 Antinous drowned in the River Nile in Egypt and Hadrian mourned him openly and he was worshipped as a god.  Statues show him as the Egyptian Osiris or, as here, the Greek Dionysus.