IN celebration of the Birthday of Antinous, I would like to introduce a new Antinous image who has remained unknown for some reason.
I was first introduced to him by Francisco de la Maza In his wonderful book "Antinoo, El Ultimo Dios del Mundo Classico."
I recently found this small bronze statuette during my sacred pilgrimage to Berlin.
The name of this image is the "Antinous Dahlem," named for a museum in the Dahlem district of Berlin. But I spotted him in a glass case in Berlin's Altes Museum.
He is a small bronze figurine now found in that Berlin Museum. The museum label refers to him only as "Figure 3" without any elaboration of any kind. But he is definitely the elusive "Dahlem Antinous" as you can see by the photos below which I took myself.
He is truly one of the most beautiful of all Antinous images in the world.
May the Antinous Dahlem bless us with his presence in our hearts,
May he be reborn this day as we celebrate the birth of our beloved god.
Ave Antinous!~ANTONIUS SUBIA