"a marble bust of the Roman page Antinous"
Bust of Antinoüs
Public DomainBust of Antinoüs - Credit: RyanFreisling, Wikimedia Commons
Antinoüs or Antinoös (c.111AD-130AD) was a beautiful young man with whom the Roman Emperor Hadrian formed a strong attachment.

When Antinoüs was drowned in the River Nile (possibly through voluntary religious sacrifice), Hadrian was distraught with grief.

Antinoüs was deified after his death, and numerous statues were erected to his memory in all parts of the Roman Empire.