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…

Head of Dionysus

Inv. Scu 734 The head represents a young Dionysus . The face is turned to the right and the gaze is directed slightly downward. He has a thick mass of curly hair which is held back by a band, under…

Helmeted Head

Inv. Scu 581 Male head, wearing a richly decorated Attic style helmet, with a star with fourteen points above the forehead and animals (lion, bull, sphinx and griffin) on the top and back. Between the animals runs an elegant floral…

Head of a Young Prince

Inv. Scu 745 This bust shows a young man with an oval-shaped face, slightly turned to the right. The visage is lean and modeled in sharp planes, with high cheekbones and finely cut eyes. The strong and serious expression is…

Statue of Apollo Citharede

Inv. Scu 736 Statue of Apollo holding a large cithara (lyre). The god is nude except for a mantle thrown over his left shoulder; he is caught in a pause of his musical activities and he is gazing into the…

Statue of Isis

Inv. Scu 744 The figure is easily identifiable as he goddess Isis . She wears a chiton and a mantle that ties over her breasts (the so called knot of Isis) . A piece of the mantle is used as…

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…