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Carole Raddato
published on 30 November 2018

Marble relief depicting Antinous as Silvanus (god of woods and fields) harvesting grapes. Antinous is wearing a pine wreath and the exomis, the Greek tunic fastened over the left shoulder only. He is accompanied by a hound and carries a pruning hook in his raised right hand. The maker's name is inscribed on the altar in Greek: 'Antonianos of Aphrodisias made this'.
130-138 CE. From the area of Torre del Padiglione, between Anzio and Lanuvio. Found in 1907.
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome.

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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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