Atrio (PN)

Statue of Faustina the Elder

Inv. Scu 48 The Empress Faustina, wife of Antonius Pius, is depicted in the Concordia type, with the cornucopia in her left hand and a bowl (patera) in her right. She is wearing a mid-sleeved tunic and a cloak, that…

Female statue with cornucopia

Inv. Scu 51 The figure is wearing a sleeved chiton, girt with a belt just below her breasts. Over the chiton the figure wears a cloak that falls from the left shoulder and covers the legs almost entirely. The statue…

Sarcophagus with Dionysiac scenes

Inv. Scu 1884 Sarcophagus in Pentelic marble decorated with a Dionysiac procession (thiasos) carved on three sides. The theme of the sarcophagus front, enclosed by elegant borders with vegetal patterns, consists in a Dionysiac procession (thiasos), albeit without Dionysus, usually…

Fragment of relief with Lavinian sow

Inv. Scu 1891 Monumental relief, originally sculpted on superimposed marble blocks (about 2 m high), of which only the bottom part is preserved. It belonged probably to the decoration of a tomb. The figured relief, flanked by pilasters, is the…

Sarcophagus with portrait of the deceased

Inv. Scu 1894 Front of a sarcophagus decorated with the portrait of the deceased within a circular shield (clipeus). In the centre, two flying puttos hold a female portrait. Below it, on a low table, the masks of the New…

Statue of Goddess

Inv. Scu 231 Colossal statue of a deity identified as Demeter-Ceres on account of the pig’s hide, attribute of this goddess, which however is only rarely used in her iconography. The disproportions of the statue, such as the excessive width…

Colossal statue of a goddess (Diana?)

Inv. Scu 61 The colossal statue represents a goddess stepping forward. Its exact identification is still matter of debate, since there is no parallel for this specific iconographic type. The absence of bow and arrows and the pose appear to…

Torso of a man dressed in toga

Inv. Scu 2099 The statue lacks of head and arms, which, as testified by the cylindrical pivot housings, were most likely carved separately and then mounted; probably in white marble, they would have stood out chromatically from the red porphyry…