To my fantastic Greek Mythology Friends,
I purchased this Greek Bronze statue for my father for Christmas 2014, but the owners of the shop said it was the last of its kind and they didn’t know his name. The white tag that was on him said “Greek God” and because he was a part of an old collection, they did not have the catalogue book to help me.
He is from the Veronese Design collection of “Classics” and “Greek and Roman Mythology”. I’ve looked everywhere online to find out who he is, but his picture is nowhere on the internet. I’ve even tried to contact the owners from Veronese Design, but that has failed. And I looked up the distributor store where I purchased him from, Foundation Rock Quality Giftware, but there was no information.
My only guess is that this statue is of the Greek God “Adonis” – Aphrodite’s lover, and the god of beauty and desire. Or perhaps, but not likely, the Greek Hero, Hyakinthos – Apollo’s lover who died by a discus.
What do you guys think?
I found a similar reproduction 19th century bronze figurine of Adonis found at Pompeii. My guesses are it’s most likely him.
Please help me solve this mystery!