Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum. Found in Egypt. Bought 1902 by Lunsingh Scheurleer and acquired in 1929 by the Allard Pierson Museum. «De ogen staren dromerig voor zich uit» (Mariet Schuurmann, 1976)

Antalya (Turkey)

Antalya, Turkey. Antalya Museum (Antalya Müzesi), Inv. Nº: I.S.2.44, bust of Antinous, from the 2nd century A.D., found during excavations done at Perge, also spelled Perga; the capital of the ancient Pamphylia region, which is in modern day Antalya province, in southern Anatolia, on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The archeological site of Perge is in the Turkish village of Murtana, about 18 km from the city of Antalya. Most of the surviving ruins today date from the Roman period. Photos: Juan Antonio Llorente ©
Aquileia (Italy)

Aquileia, Museo Archeologico, Inv. N°. 251.

Astros (Greek)

Astros, Museum, exhibited since its discovery.. Torso of a sitting statue of Antinous, found in September 1996 in the nearby villa of Herodes Atticus at Eva, near Loukou, in Greece. To our knowledge, this statue is the most recently discovered portrait of Antinous.

Astros, Inv. N° 173. Bust found in 1977, and exhibited in the museum of Astros.

Athens, National Archeological Museum, Inv. N° 417, displayed in Hall 32. Found 1856 in Patras. «Son regard d’une tristesse mystique et rêveuse” (Semni Papaspyridi, 1927)

Athens, National Archeological Museum, Inv. N°. 418, no longer exhibited since 1940. Found in 1856 in Patras, at the same time as MN 417. «Eines der schönsten und edelsten Antinousbildnisse» (Theodor Kraus, 1959)

Athens, National Archeological Museum, Inv. N° 518, not on exhibit.

Athens, National Archeological Museum, Inv. N° 698, not on exhibit.

Athens, National Archeological Museum, Inv. N° 3558, not on exhibit.

Athens, National Archeological Museum, not on exhibit. Found in 1960 on Hermes Street.

Athens, National Archeological Museum. Marble statue of Osiris (Antinous?), from the temple of Isis built by Herodes Atticus (101-176 CE), near Mikro Elos in Brexiza, Marathon (Attica).

Athens, Agora. Cuirassed statue of Hadrian found on the 25th of July, 1931. The two youthful male heads shown in profile on the hips of Hadrian have been generally (but unconvincingly) assumed to represent Medusa, though they undeniably recall the traits of Antinous. The statue was re-erected near the spot of its discovery on the 9th of February, 1932 (first picture), where it still stands today. «In profile and hair-style with a fillet, it is almost identical with the idealised statue of him as an ephebe later to be raised in Olympia» (Royston Lambert, 1984)


Berlin, Altes Museum, Inv. N° R. 56, displayed in Hall 30.Presently (2005) lent to an exhibition held in Tokyo and Kobe. Antinous as Dionysos. Origin unknown. In the 16th Century, it was the property of Giovanni Grimani. Acquired 1859 by the Altes Museum. «Torso eretto e robusto, testa con lineamenti precisi e accurati» (Pirro Marconi, 1923)

Berlin, Altes Museum, Inv. N° R. 57, displayed in Hall 30. Portrait with myrtle wreath. Acquired in 1878 in Cairo. «Knabenhafter, schlichter, unpathetischer, etwas verträumter und von jugendlicher Schwermut bedrängter Kopf, mit erlesener Sorgfalt gearbeitet» (Walter Hahland, 1954)

Berlin, Altes Museum, Inv N° R 58. Acquired by the French Cardinal Melchior de Polignac during his stay in Rome in the years 1720’s. Bought in 1742 for Friedrich II in Paris, after the death of the Cardinal. «Trotz der starken Ergänzung unverkennbares Porträt des Antinoos» (Alexander Conze, 1891)

Berlin, Antiken Sammlung, Inv. N° R.60 (old: SK 364). Probably from the collection Polignac. Already mentioned in Charlottenburg (Berlin) in 1753. «Ein sympatisches, etwas ins Sentimentale umgedeutete Bildnis des schönen Knaben» (Robert West, 1941)

Berlin, Pergamon Museum, Inv. N° Sk 510 (torso) and K 136 (head), exhibited. The torso was found in the River Tiber near Rome, probably in the mid-18th century, and supplemented with arms and legs, and with a head inspired by the Capitoline Antinous. First mentioned in 1775 in Potsdam, in this condition. Legs, arms and palm-trunk supplemented again by Daniel Rauch ca. 1825/26. Stood then in the Altes Museum when inaugurated in August 1830. «Die breiten wagerechten Schultern, die hohe Brust, das eingezogene Kreuz und die schmalen Hüften sind charakteristische Züge älterer griechischer Kunst, der das Vorbild dieser Arbeit römischer Zeit entstammen wird. Demnach kann die Ergänzung als Antinous nicht das richtige getroffen haben.» (Alexander Conze, 1891)

Berlin, Pergamon-Museum, Antikensammlung Inv. N° Sk 361. Antinoos-Agathodaimon, Acephalous statue completed with a head of Antinous not belonging to it. Acquired at the time of Frederick II the Great, approx. 1760, from the sculptor Cavaceppi’s workshop in Rome, and displayed in front of the Neuer Palais in Potsdam. In the Altes Museum since 1830. Being presently restored, the statue is expected to be again on display in a near future. «Eine bedeutende Zierde der königlichen preussischen Sammlung» (Konrad Levezow, 1808).
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Brussels, Musée du Cinquantenaire. Head of Antinous, fragment of a bas-relief. Unknown provenance; its workmanship allows to assign it to a Roman workshop and to trace it back to an imperial villa, possibly Tivoli.

The Antinoopolitan Lovers. Cairo, Egyptian Museum. Inv. No CG 33267, exhibited in Room 14, in the First Floor. Funerary portrait found at Antinoopolis, probably by Albert Jean Gayet, who unearthed numerous painted portraits in the area from 1896 to 1911. Exhibited in the "Exposition Universelle" of 1900 in Paris, it is a double portrait, with a diameter of 61 cm, and dated between 130-140 AD, referred to as the Tondo of the Brothers. Some scholars now think that the two men depicted were lovers. But of even more significance are the small images of Greco-Egyptian gods placed above their shoulders. The older man is guarded by Hermanubis, a god of the underworld; the younger is watched over by a deity at first identified as Harpocrates, but Dr. Klaus Parlasca in "Mumienporträts und verwandte Denkmäler" (1969) identified it first as Osiris Antinous, the patron god of Antinoopolis. This would make the Tondo the only painting of Antinous to have survived, and the only image of two probable members of his cult.
Calvi Risorta (Italy)

Calvi Risorta, Museo Archeologico dell'antica Cales. Calvi in Campania was called Cales, an important town renowned for its terra-cotta. This bust of Antinous in terra-cotta (40 cm high) is an example of this production, and was exposed in the Archaeological Museum of Calvi until the 1980 earthquake which inflicted severe damages to the building. It is since then preserved in the reserves of the Archaeological Museum of Naples.
Cambridge (Great Britain)

Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Inv. N° GR.100.1937, exhibited in the "Roman Room." Antinous as Dionysos. Found in the Villa Hadriana, 1769. Called the "Lansdowne Antinous" after the owner (House of Lansdowne) from 1771 to 1930. «Die großartigen, idealen Züge des Gesichts geben ihm eine ausgezeichnete Stelle in der Reihe der Antinousbildungen» (Karl-Ottfried Müller, 1824).
Chalkis (Greece)

Chalkis, Museum, Inv. N° MX 32, exhibited in the "Central Room." Antinous-Dionysos, with ivy crown and leopard skin. Found in the thermal baths of Loutra near Aidepsos. «One of the most celebrated sculptures from the Roman period in all Euboea» (Efi Sapouna Sakellaraki, 1995)

Chatsworth (Great Britain)

Chatsworth, Collection of the Duke of Devonshire. Origin unknown.«Eine virtuose Behandlung» (Christoph Clairmont, 1966)

Cherchel (Algeria)

Cherchel, Museum. Found in the early fifties of the 20th Century at the thermal baths of Cherchel.


Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Inv. Nº 979. Exhibited in Gallery 156. Roman portrait of Antinous in marble, 2nd century A.D. Acquired by Mr. Charles Lawrence Hutchinson (1854-1924), one of the constitutors of the Art Institute, and donated to the museum by her widow in 1924