Sala delle Colombe

Male portrait

Inv. Scu 335 This male portrait-head originally was inserted in a statue. The oval face is characterized by slanting eyes with iris and pupils incised, high-bridged nose, and thin, slightly open lips, with the upper one a little more protruding.…

Female bust

Inv. Scu 369 Bust of a young woman clad in a light chiton. The full, oval face is characterized by slanting eyes, tight lips and a receding chin. The hair, parted at centre, is arranged in wavy locks which, tied…

Statuette of Hermaphrodite holding Eros

Inv. Scu 370 Hermaphrodite, standing on the right leg with the left slightly bent, is completely naked except for the cloak that falls from the shoulders down below the knees; in the folds of the cloak the figure holds Eros…

Statuette of child Hercules

Inv. Scu 383 The child Hercules , with the lion skin covering the head and tied on the chest, rests on a club and stands with his weight on the right leg; the right hand is placed behind his back…

Statuette of Eros

Inv. Scu 371 Statuette of a winged Eros standing and leaning to a trunk from which hangs a quiver with arrows; the figure holds a bow with the left hand. The statuette is extensively restored: modern restorations concern the legs,…

Female bust

Inv. Scu 337 The bust features a young woman; the eyes have iris and pupil incised. The hair is parted in the middle and arranged in wavy locks tied back in a knot at the nape; this is typical of…

Portrait of Pertinax Caesar (?)

Inv. Scu 391 The portrait features a boy whose treats recalls those of Pertinax Caesar , the son of the emperor Pertinax, who was princeps iuventutis (a honorary title conferred to young members of the imperial family) 193 AD. Originally…

Male portrait

Inv. Scu 368 The portrait features a man with the head briskly turned to left; the rather elongated face is characterized by small, close-set eyes, high-bridged nose and full lips. The hair is arranged in thick curls on the forehead,…

Head of a goddess

Inv. Scu 377 The head, set on a modern bust, features a female divinity whose identity is difficult to determine. The hair, parted in the centre, is arranged in wavy locks tied back in a knot; two locks fall on…

Statue of a girl with a dove

Inv. Scu 738 The girl, clad in chiton and mantle, is standing, with the upper part of the body turned backwards; she holds a dove in her left hand, embosoming it, in a gesture of protection from a foe (now…