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 HIPPARCHUS’S LOST CATALOGUE
BRADLEY E. SCHAEFER (http://www.phys.lsu.edu/farnese/JHAFarneseProofs.htm)
Credits:
© 2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
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