Head

Portrait of Caracalla

Inv. Scu 277 Portrait of Caracalla cut under the breast and originally belonging to a full figure statue The face, resolutely turned towards the right shoulder and in three-quarter view, is characterized by a careful physiognomic rendering (hollowed eyes, frowned…

Marble tondo with male head in relief

Inv. Scu 702 Marble tondo with male head in relief. The face, completely turned sideways, is characterized by thick, unruly hair and a wavy short-locked beard. The arched eyebrows give the face a vigorous and moving tone. The nape is…

Head of a Young Prince

Inv. Scu 745 This bust shows a young man with an oval-shaped face, slightly turned to the right. The visage is lean and modeled in sharp planes, with high cheekbones and finely cut eyes. The strong and serious expression is…

Portrait of Matidia

Inv. Scu 889 According to many scholars, this bust represents Matidia Maggiore, the mother-in-law of Hadrian. The bond between Hadrian and Matidia is well known in history and antique sources speak of the great respect and gratitude the Emperor felt…

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…

Female bust

Inv. Scu 337 The bust features a young woman; the eyes have iris and pupil incised. The hair is parted in the middle and arranged in wavy locks tied back in a knot at the nape; this is typical of…

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,…

Helmeted Head

Inv. Scu 581 Male head, wearing a richly decorated Attic style helmet, with a star with fourteen points above the forehead and animals (lion, bull, sphinx and griffin) on the top and back. Between the animals runs an elegant floral…

Portrait of Antinous

Inv. Scu 294 Portait of Antinous cut slightly under the joint of the neck, probably belonging to a full figure statue. This is the main type of portrait with the laurel wreath. The face, turned to the left, is characterized…

Head of Amazon

Inv. Scu 1091 The head, leaning slightly downwards and with a pathetic look, belongs to a statue of a wounded Amazon, a statuary type conceived in the 5th century BC, of which numerous replicas exist. The statute, to which the…