Statue of Atlas holding the celestial sphere (Farnese Atlas): a close-up
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 Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Statue of Atlas holding the celestial sphere (Farnese Atlas): a close-up.

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 di Napoli)

Literature:
THE EPOCH OF THE CONSTELLATIONS ON THE FARNESE ATLAS AND THEIR ORIGIN IN HIPPARCHUSíS LOST CATALOGUE
BRADLEY E. SCHAEFER (http://www.phys.lsu.edu/farnese/JHAFarneseProofs.htm)
Credits:
© 2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Keywords: marble statue of Atlas holding the celestial sphere Atlas Farnese collection of Farnese collezione Farnese Hellenistic sculpture Bufalo Inv No 6374
History of Ancient Rome