From Tivoli

Colossal herm of a young god

Inv. Scu 375 The colossal herm features a young god, perhaps Apollo in his youth. The thick, wavy hair, parted at centre, is arranged in cork-screw locks falling on the shoulders. The head is encompassed by a tubular headband, which…

Statue of a wounded Amazon

Inv. Scu 733 This sculpture is identified as a replica of the first imperial period (10 BC-10 AD), of the famous Wounded Amazon made by the Greek sculptor Phidias. The woman wears a light chiton that covers only one shoulder…

Statue of a wounded Amazon

Inv. Scu 637 The woman is wearing a light chiton fastened only on one shoulder that leaves her right breast bare, and a chlamys that falls on her shoulders and is visible only at the joint of the neck. The…

Hawk

Inv. Scu 31 The hawk, carved from a single block of black granite, well smoothed and without any indication of plumage, is depicted here with its feet on the ground and wings closed on its tail. It is the most…

Large bell-shaped vase (krater)

Inv. Scu 29 This krater represents an exceptional case in the production of Roman Egyptianizing works of art: on the one hand in fact, depictions and content are typically Egyptian; on the other, shape and decoration refer to more proper…

Statue of a priest carrying a vase

Inv. Scu 735 The head, ancient but not pertinent,  does not blend in harmoniously with the entire figure, wrapped in a long robe (chiton) and with the upper part wrapped in a short cloak (himation). The head, with its restored…

Bust of Hadrian

Inv. Scu 193 Chest-length nude bust of Hadrian. The oval face, turned to the right, is dominated by the elongated cut of the eyes, the expression of which is accented by the strong brows, the regular nose and the beard…

“Flora”

Inv. Scu 743 Statue of a standing girl, resting her weight upon her left leg, while her right leg is slightly bent. She is wearing a chiton and a mantle, which drapes over her body. On her head is a…

Statue of Harpocrates

Inv. Scu 646 The young god Harpocrates , son of Isis and Osiris, is represented totally naked in the typical gesture of silence, with the index finger to his lips. The gesture may allude to the mystic and secret character…

Statue of a Young Centaur

Inv. Scu 656 This work depicts a young centaur, a mythological creature that is half man, half horse. In reflection of these creatures semi-wild nature, this centaur is shown entirely nude. A small animal skin hangs from his left arm…