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Atlas detail, The Farnese Collection, National Archaeological Museum, Naples Photographer: Luigi Spina . The Farnese Atlas is a 2nd-century Roman marble copy of a Hellenistic sculpture of Atlas...

art“ Atlas detail, The Farnese Collection, National Archaeological Museum, Naples Photographer: Luigi Spina Description via: “The Farnese Atlas is a Roman marble copy of a Hellenistic sculpture of Atlas kneeling with a globe.

Atlas detail, The Farnese Collection, National Archaeological Museum, Naples Photographer: Luigi Spina

art“ Atlas detail, The Farnese Collection, National Archaeological Museum, Naples Photographer: Luigi Spina Description via: “The Farnese Atlas is a Roman marble copy of a Hellenistic sculpture of Atlas kneeling with a globe.

Atlas ------------------ (Greek Mythology)

Atlas ------------------ (Greek Mythology)

The Farnese Atlas. A 2nd-century Roman marble copy of a Hellenistic sculpture of Atlas kneeling with a globe weighing heavily on his shoulders. This is the oldest extant statue of the Titan of Greek mythology, and the oldest representation of the celestial sphere. Standing 2.1 meters tall, and the globe is 65 cm in diameter.

The Farnese Atlas. A Roman marble copy of a Hellenistic sculpture of Atlas kneeling with a globe weighing heavily on his shoulders.