1st century AD

Statue of a man with head of Augustus

Inv. Scu 631 Male statue in heroic nudity. The portrait of Augustus, added later and thus not pertinent, is of the idealized type, with large wide-open eyes and wide, extended facial planes. The weight rests on the right leg, the…

Marsyas hanging on a tree

Inv. Scu 1077 The monumental statue represents the silen Marsyas hanging on a tree, waiting to be flayed upon order by Apollo . The work stands out for the pathos expressed by the silen, seen both in the features of…

Colossal portrait of Augustus

Inv. Scu 230 The colossal-sized portrait does not belong to the body on which is mounted. It certainly represents Augustus, as it is clear from the facial features and the style of the curls on the forehead arranged in the…

Drunk old woman

Inv. Scu 299 The sculpture, reassembled from fragments and heavily supplemented, depicts an old woman tightly clutching a wine vase. The work falls within the category of Hellenistic representations of people with vices who are depicted in their degraded daily…

Lower section of colossal statue

Inv. Scu 56 The fragmented colossal statue, usually interpreted as a female figure, could actually depict Apollo Citharoedus and therefore be integrated with a cithara on its left arm. As a matter of fact, the Doric peplos, which is typical…

Statue in Armor

Inv. Scu 719 This statue, which is sometimes been misidentified as a portrait of Alexander the Great, shows a Roman man in an ornate military garb. On his head he wears a helmet distinguished by its high crest (lophos). The…

Torso of a Discobolus

Inv. Scu 241 Only the torso of this remarkable and very famous statue is ancient and it seems to be an excellent remaking of the Discobolus that the Greek sculptor Myron made in 460 BC. The identification with a wounded…

Marble cow

Inv. Scu 921 The work is considered to be a copy of the bronze cow made by the sculptor Myron around 450 BC for the Acropolis of Athens for the Panathenean festival and brought to Rome during the reign of…

Male head on a non pertinent bust

Inv. Scu 19 Ideal male head, turned to right, very much restored; the surface is rather worn. The head is a Roman imperial replica of the so-called “Alexander” type, an ideal youthful head, which was created between 340 and 320…

Statue of winged Psyche

Inv. Scu 287 Found in the series of sculptures of Florentine Niobids , due to a similarity to these statues and actually being a copy, for a long time this statue was believed to be a daugther of Niobe of…