Galleria (PC)

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…

Head of a Boy: Gordiano III

Inv. Scu 995 This head, which is made of pentelic marble, is believed to represent a boy of thirteen or fourteen years old. Many scholars identify him as Gordian III: the boy’s facial features and long neck are recognizable from…

Male Bust

Inv. Scu 2024 The man’s torso is turned slightly to the left. The details of his hair and beard have been lightly incised into the marble. While little time was taken with his hair, the rest of his features were…