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Authors: Roman workshop  
Title: Farnese Atlas
Start date: 100
End date: 199
Historical Period: Imperial/Late Roman

Statue of Atlas kneeling with the celestial sphere. It is decorated with low reliefs depicting 41 classical Greek constellations distinguished by Ptolemy. Roman copy of a Hellenistic original. The statue was found in Rome and acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese in 1562

Size: 2.1 m
Place: Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, Italy  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: marble (rock)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: UNIBO Europeana Archaeology  
Physical type: statues
Material and technique: sculpting
Data provider: University of Bologna  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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