Saturday, August 27, 2016
THE ANTINOUS OF RENO NEVADA
WE love it when Antinomaniacs from around the world share images of Antinous they discover during their globetrotting travels.
This statue of Antinous in the guise of Dionysus is the center of an Italian restaurant in Reno Nevada. He holds the thyrsus staff of Dionysus in one hand and a goblet of wine in the other.
He is flanked by two maenads who are totally naked ... though his private parts are hidden discreetly ... lest prudish American diners be put off their pasta.
And to top it all off ... this statue rotates slowly to give diners on all sides a 360-degree view of him ... under a twinkling starry heaven.