Statue of Narcissus

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Carole Raddato
published on 20 February 2017

Marble statue of Narcissus, from Gaeta (Italy), Roman copy of the 4th century CE. The statue type of the standing naked boy leaning with his left arm on a pillar is interpreted as the beautiful youth Narcissus who sees his own reflection in the water and falls in love with that image. (Altes Museum Berlin)

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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