Sala del Galata

Colossal portrait of a man

Inv. Scu 732 Over-life-size male portrait. The head is turned towards the left. He has wide eyes, full lips and sharply defined planes of the face that create a chiaroscuro effect (strong contrasts between places of light and dark). His…

Shaft of a column in “cotognino” alabaster

Inv. Col 37 This slightly tapered shaft terminates with an astragal with an underlying fillet at the upper scape, while a simple fillet decorates the lower scape, markedly projecting from the surface of the shaft. In Roman times, the “cotognino”…

Statue of a wounded Amazon

Inv. Scu 733 This sculpture is identified as a replica of the first imperial period (10 BC-10 AD), of the famous Wounded Amazon made by the Greek sculptor Phidias. The woman wears a light chiton that covers only one shoulder…

Albani Hermes-Antinous

Inv. Scu 741 Statue of a naked youth, depicted leaning on his left leg; his pelvis is turned slightly to the right with a corresponding torsion of head and shoulders. The arms are opened, hanging softly at his side with…

Female Statue, called Juno Cesi

Inv. Scu 731 Over-life-size female statue, named after the collection that once housed it. The figure rests her weight on the left leg while stepping forward with her right. The head, slightly small in comparison to the body, is turned…

Statue of a Satyr in Repose

Inv. Scu 739 The work represents a naked young Satyr , recognizable by the pointed ears and the panther skin (pardalis) arranged obliquely from shoulder to hip. The figure rests his weight upon his left leg and is leaning to…

“Flora”

Inv. Scu 743 Statue of a standing girl, resting her weight upon her left leg, while her right leg is slightly bent. She is wearing a chiton and a mantle, which drapes over her body. On her head is a…

Statue of Dying Gaul

Inv. Scu 747 The Dying Gaul is one of the most celebrated and much admired works of the Musei Capitolini . The figure, identified as a Galatian by the twisted neck ring (torques), a typical ornament of Celtic warriors, has…

Group of Love and Psyche

Inv. Scu 408 Group of Love and Psyche wound in a tight embrace and kissing each other. The weight of both figures rests on their internal leg, while a marked rotation of their bust allows them to embrace each other.…

Statue of a Philosopher

Inv. Scu 737 The statue depicts a bearded philosopher of mature age. The figure is leaning on his left leg, while stepping forward with his right leg. The head is lightly inclined and is covered by short, wavy locks of…