Statue of Atlas holding the celestial sphere (Farnese Atlas)
Marble. Roman copy of a Greek sculpture of the 2nd cent. BCE.
H. 191 cm. Diameter of the sphere 66 cm.
Inv. No. 6374.Naples, National Archaeological MuseumPhoto by Ilya Shurygin

Statue of Atlas holding the celestial sphere (Farnese Atlas).

Marble. Roman copy of a Greek sculpture of the 2nd cent. BCE.
H. 191 cm. Diameter of the sphere 66 cm.
Inv. No. 6374.

Naples, National Archaeological Museum
(Napoli, Museo archeologico nazionale)

Private collection, Farnese.
Literature:
Bradley E. Schaefer. The Epoch of the Constellations on the Farnese Atlas and Their Origin in Hipparchus’s Lost Catalogue (http://www.phys.lsu.edu/farnese/JHAFarneseProofs.htm).
Credits:
© 2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Keywords: ελληνική μυθολογία mythologia graeca greek mythology mitologia greca griechische mythologie grecque ἄτλας άτλας atlas atlante γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines ρωμαϊκό αντίγραφο copy copia kopie copie ἄγαλμα άγαλμα statua statuae statue statues statui statuen statuons marble of holding the celestial sphere farnese collection collezione hellenistic inv no 6374