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Antinous as Osiris

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Antinous as Osiris
Antinous as Osiris

Antinous, lover of Emperor Hadrian, after his death in 130 CE he was deified, and the ruler ordered numerous portraits of him to be made en masse. As a result, many sculptures showing a young 19-year-old man have survived to our times.

The depicted sculpture shows him as Osiris, the Egyptian god of death and new life. The sculpture is in the Vatican Museums in Rome.

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