"I have forced this image upon the world"

The image referred to is that of Antinous (111-130 AD). Dozens, if not hundreds, of statues were made of him. Following his deification at Hadrian's insistence, he was associated with the Egyptian god, Osiris (an obelisk on Rome's Pincio Hill, dedicated by Hadrian, refers to him as "the god Osiris-Antinous") and the Roman god, Bacchus.

Antinous as Bacchus, Vatican Museum
Public DomainAntinous as Bacchus, Vatican Museum - Credit: Jastrow

Antinous as Osiris, found at the Villa Adriana, now in The Louvre
Creative Commons AttributionAntinous as Osiris, found at the Villa Adriana, now in The Louvre - Credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen