Sala del Galata

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…

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…