Saturday, June 25, 2016

ANTINOUS WADES INTO THE NILE
WITH GINGER-COLORED HAIR




I just found this painting of Antinous wading into the Nile. 

Don't know the name of this artist...I like the painting, except for the blonde hair.

Yes, I know there are blonde Greeks and Latins. 

But when the Citharoedic Poem, the only text that describes the color of his hair, says that it was "violet-colored" I think this means it was a probably a rich shade of dark brown bordering maybe on blood-red-black. 

It seems to be an Anglo-Saxon thing to portray Antinous as a blondie ... and that's okay ... the spiritual Antinous can take on the form of our deepest desires ... whatever that may be.

~ANTONIUS SUBIA

1 comment:

  1. "It seems to be an Anglo-Saxon thing to portray Antinous as a blondie" no it's not. You can see blond hair on many ancient Greek mosaics and paintings.

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