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
(Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli)
THE EPOCH OF THE CONSTELLATIONS ON THE FARNESE ATLAS AND THEIR ORIGIN IN HIPPARCHUS’S LOST CATALOGUE
BRADLEY E. SCHAEFER (http://www.phys.lsu.edu/farnese/JHAFarneseProofs.htm)
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Keywords: marble statue of Atlas holding the celestial sphere Atlas Farnese collection of Farnese collezione Farnese Hellenistic sculpture Inv No 6374