1st century AD

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…

Female herma

Inv. Scu 1096 The Neo-Attic style herma shows the head carved in the style of the Korai of the Acropolis of Athens and wears a long tunic (underchiton and a Doric chiton with kolpos, the blousing of the chiton above…

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,…

Statue of Apollo

Inv. Scu 648 This statue is a replica of the famous Apollo made by Phidias in the Kassel style. This style was common in the fifth century B.C. and is sometimes called the severe style.  Ancient sculptors struggled to depict…