To mark the twentieth anniversary of the opening of Palazzo Altemps’s museum (1997-2017) the Museo Nazionale Romano, in collaboration with Terra Italia Onlus, is hosting Conversazioni di archeologia, a series of lectures inspired by the pieces displayed in Palazzo Altemps’s museum.
7 February 2018, 5 pm.
Antinoo: ritratto in due parti
This is the remarkable story of a marble bust depicting Antinous, young lover of the emperor Hadrian. For years the bust had been divided between two museums, one half part of the Collection Boncompagni Ludovisi at the Museo Nazionale Romano in Palazzo Altemps, and the other half at the Chicago Art Institute, until 2013 when, thanks to the intuition of Egyptologist W. Raymond Johnson, the two halves were reunited to restore it to its original glory. This exhibition tells the bust’s eventful story, focusing on what we know and trying to fill in some of the gaps in our knowledge.
Data 2 July 2018