Cortile (PN)

Egyptian column with figured frieze

Inv. Scu 13 The Egyptian-type column, narrowing towards the bottom, is in granite from Elba; originally it was associated with a capital and a base in white marble worked separately. The frieze is carved around the shaft immediately above a…

Egyptian column with figured frieze

Inv. Scu 12 The column in granite from Elba, originally with base and capital in white marble worked separately, is essentially equal in type and carved decoration to the other two columns displayed in the Courtyard of Palazzo Nuovo. The…

Colossal statue of a river (Marforio)

Inv. Scu 1 The statue known as Marforio is one of the six “talking statues” of Rome, along with the Pasquino, Abbot Luigi, Babuino, Madama Lucrezia and the so-called Facchino: the sculptures were sometimes used to post anonymous satiric verses…

Bearded herma

Inv. Scu 7 Herma of a bearded deity with hair parted on the forehead and held up by a thin band; wavy locks fall down on the shoulders. The herma is a companion to a similar exemplar also displayed in…

Statue of Pan

Inv. Scu 16 These two symmetric statues feature Pan the Greek god of country life and nature, linked to the cult of Dionysus. The god, as usual, is depicted with goat-like legs, hooves and horns, while the upper part of…

Ideal female head

Inv. Scu 10 The colossal head is a copy made to replace the original that can no longer be displayed due to conservation issues; it was mounted with the original neck in a modern bust and also shows numerous modern…

Egyptian column with figured frieze

Inv. Scu 2 The Egyptian-type column, narrowing towards the bottom, is in granite from Elba; originally it was associated with a capital and a base in white marble worked separately. The frieze is carved around the shaft immediately above a…

Male head on a non pertinent bust

Inv. Scu 19 Ideal male head, turned to right, very much restored; the surface is rather worn. The head is a Roman imperial replica of the so-called “Alexander” type, an ideal youthful head, which was created between 340 and 320…

Strigilated sarcophagus

Inv. Scu 9 Sarcophagus with lid; the short sides are only roughly carved and do not bear any decoration. The remarkable dimensions of the casket and the two figures standing to either edge of the front suggest that the sarcophagus…

Statue of Pan

Inv. Scu 4 These two symmetric statues feature Pan, the Greek god of country life and nature, linked to the cult of Dionysus. The god, as usual, is depicted with goat-like legs, hooves and horns, while the upper part of…