Sala delle Colombe

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…

Portrait of a Barbarian

Inv. Scu 548 The portrait represents a middle-aged man with the head briskly turned to right. The hair, parted in the middle, falls in soft curls over the ears and neck; the beard is arranged in wavy, rather disordered locks.…

Statuette of Asclepius

Inv. Scu 387 The bearded statuette, standing on the left leg with the right slightly bent, depicts Asclepius; the god wears a mantle (himation) which uncovers the right shoulder; since both the right arm and left hand are broken off,…

Male bust

Inv. Scu 708 The bust, cut down beneath the chest, is clad in tunic and cloak; the head, slightly turned to right, features a young man with short, coarse hair and long beard, extensively worked with the running drill. The…