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  • Identified as Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep, this winged head of a youth dates from the 4th century BC.

    This is the replica of a Roman bronze head that copies a known Greek statue.
    Hypnos was fabled to be the son of Nyx (night) and Erebus and the twin of Thanatos (death), and able to fly over land and sea lulling people to sleep. The writer Ovid believed he lived in the land of the Cimmerians, in a magic palace where everyone was asleep. According to other legends, he fell in love with Endymion and gave him the power to sleep with his eyes open so that he could constantly look at his lover.

    This resin replica is moulded from the original in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum.

  • Product code: cmcr91050
    Exhibition: Hadrian: Empire and Conflict
    Price category: 100 to 500
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Materials: Made from acrylic resin
    Size: 32 x 37 cm
    Weight: 4.51kg
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