1st century AD

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…

Fragment of bell-shaped capital

Inv. Scu 25 The fragment, coinciding with the upper part of a bell-shaped capital carved with vegetal decoration, consists of three upper rows of Egyptian palmette leaves with long longitudinal ribbing. Papyrus-leafed capitals, often combined with lotus blossoms, were very…

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…

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…