Galleria (PN)

Female bust

Inv. Scu 296 Female bust, cut off beneath the breasts. The youthful face shows several individual features, such as the rendering of the eyebrows, thick and horizontal, the large, wide open eyes, the full, closed lips and the strong chin.…

Group of a female figure and a boy

Inv. Scu 243 The sculptural group, originally destined to a funerary chamber, features a woman sitting on a low chair with her son standing at her side on the left; the woman wears a long-sleeved tunic girt just below the…

Statue of a seated man

Inv. Scu 262 The man, wearing a tunic, a cloak that falls on his legs and laced footwear (calcei), is holding a scroll and tablet in his hands; the pose is therefore one of an intellectual, according to a common…

Bust of Faustina the Younger

Inv. Scu 250 The portrait features the empress Faustina the Younger, wife of Marcus Aurelius; the bust, cut down just below the breast, is clad in tunic and mantle. The hair is combed in wavy locks, parted at centre, drawn…

Fragment of a leg of Hercules fighting the Hydra

Inv. Scu 237 The fragment originally belonged to a colossal statue feautring Hercules fighting the Lernaean Hydra. The monster’s serpent-shaped body is crowned by a female head with the mouth open in agony and the hair consisting of snakeheads; small…

Statue of Leda with the swan

Inv. Scu 302 The statue represents young Leda holding in her lap Zeus, in the form of a swan. The representation could be a modification of the 4th century BC group attributed to Timotheos and found in many copies of…

Torso of a Discobolus

Inv. Scu 241 Only the torso of this remarkable and very famous statue is ancient and it seems to be an excellent remaking of the Discobolus that the Greek sculptor Myron made in 460 BC. The identification with a wounded…

Statue of young Dionysus

Inv. Scu 268 The young god wears a nebris and a clamys: a fairly uncommon combination of clothes. The first one, fastened on the left shoulder, falls crossing on his chest and below on the right thigh, while the rest…