THE SO-CALLED LANSDOWNE ANTINOOS
Antinoos (111—130 AD), the lover of Emperor Hadrian was often represented like the gods: the youth here appears as Dionysos. His forehead is adorned with a ribbon, which disappears at the sides among his thick locks of hair. At the back, the curly locks are arranged into a loop-like bun, which is again tied with a ribbon, its ends falling down the chest. The head is decorated with an ivy wreath, a typical attribute of Dionysos. The original statue was found at the palace of Hadrian in Tibur. Its head and neck are, but they are mounted on a modern bust.