1st century AD

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…

Upper part of a female statue

Inv. Scu 1123 The statue, of which only the upper part remains, probably represented a female deity. Larger-than-life, the figure wears a long tunic (peplos) fastened on the shoulders. The face, with idealized features, is characterized by a concentrated gaze…

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…

Statue of Athena

Inv. Scu 278 It is one of the numerous Roman copies of a statue of Athena made between the end of the 4th and 5th century BC, in which the goddess is wearing a long tunic (chiton) and a cloak;…

Statue of Goddess

Inv. Scu 231 Colossal statue of a deity identified as Demeter-Ceres on account of the pig’s hide, attribute of this goddess, which however is only rarely used in her iconography. The disproportions of the statue, such as the excessive width…

Female statue known as immortality

Inv. Scu 52 The statue rests on its left leg while the right is slightly bent; the figure is wearing a cloak (himation), tied across her torso, and a long short-sleeved peplos. The head, not pertinent to the body, is…

Bust of Domitian

Inv. Scu 1156 Constructed out of pentelic marble, this bust represents the Roman Emperor Domitian. Here the Emperor is shown turning his head to the left and directing his gaze downwards. His features are realistic and help us to identify…

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,…

Colossal statue of a river (Marforio)

Inv. Scu 1 The statue known as Marforio is one of the six “talking statues” of Rome, along with the Pasquino, Abbot Luigi, Babuino, Madama Lucrezia and the so-called Facchino: the sculptures were sometimes used to post anonymous satiric verses…

Statue of an Old Woman

Inv. Scu 640 The figure is totally unbalanced towards the right: her legs are both bent, her shoulders draw a diagonal line towards the right, her left arm is bent and holds the hem of the cloak, and her right…