Galleria (PC)

Hexagonal shaft of a candelabra

Inv. Scu 968 This hexagonal shaft was probably part of a candelabra. The socket on the top most likely served as a support for oil lamps. The shaft rests on a low plinth supported by a moulded base. The surface…

Bust of Sabina

Inv. Scu 848 Bust of Vibia Sabina, wife of emperor Hadrian. The face, turned to its left, has regular features, a slightly pronounced nose and small, full lips. She is wearing a hig diadem, symbol of her royal status, over…

Statue of a Genius (Soul)

Inv. Scu 1130 This statue represents the Genius, or soul of a young male figure. In his left hand he holds a cornucopia and from his left shoulder falls an aegis (sign of divine protection) or cape decorated with serpents.…

Candelabra with Triangular Base

Inv. Scu 1115 This candelabra is comprised of many fragments that have been reassembled into a whole. The shaft of the candelabra is decorated with ivy, vine leaves, birds, and insects. The base of the candelabra has been restored. Its…

Male Portrait

Inv. Scu 849 The head, whose proportions exceed reality, depicts a bearded middle-aged man from a frontal position. Made of Parian marble, the work represents Clodius Albinus, a military leader and Roman governor of Britain. In the time of the…

Base Adorned with Four Greyhounds

Inv. Scu 2785 This beautifully wrought base is made of pentelic marble. It is square in shape and at each of its corners sits a sighthound. The bodies and tails of the dogs are done in relief – there heads…

Portrait of Matidia

Inv. Scu 889 According to many scholars, this bust represents Matidia Maggiore, the mother-in-law of Hadrian. The bond between Hadrian and Matidia is well known in history and antique sources speak of the great respect and gratitude the Emperor felt…

Relief with the figure of Eros

Inv. Scu 1716 The Pentelic marble figure has been identified as Eros due to a fragment of a small wing on his left shoulder. The young god is represented naked wearing only a cloak that, resting on his left shoulder,…

A Son of Constantine

Inv. Scu 843 This bust is believed to represent one of the sons of Constantine the Great. The bust depicts a bearded young man who glances to the left with a disgruntled expression upon his face. His forehead is incised…

Bust of a Roman Woman

Inv. Scu 866 This portrait represents a young woman. Her face is turned slightly to the right and her gaze is directed towards the ground. She has soft facial features and is depicted with a slight smile that reveals dimples…