Relief

Tabula iliaca

Inv. Scu 316 This fragmentary limestone slab is one of the 19 Tabulae Iliacae known so far; these are miniature stone slabs on which are depicted episodes from the Homeric poems captioned with inscriptions. The composition is divided into two…

Fragmentary relief with parts of a chariot

Inv. Scu 2004 A horse with its front legs raised, strutting to the right, appears in the relief’s foreground. The details of the muzzle, mane and of the tense muscles of the abdomen are carefully carved and convey an effect…

Relief with Dancing Maenad

Inv. Scu 1094 The relief depicts a Maenad dancing under the influence of Dionysian inebriation. The woman is wearing a cloak moved by the impetuous dance and a tunic that leaves both breasts bare; she is holding a knife in…

Fragment of relief with quadriga

Inv. Scu 958 Relief fragment of which a quadriga (four-horse chariot) and the final part of the drapery of a charioteer remain. On the base to the left, there is the nude left foot of a person that rests on…

Relief with the triumph of Marcus Aurelius

Inv. Scu 808 The relief comes from the decoration of a triumphal arch erected in AD 176 in the Roman Forum at the foot of the Capitoline Hill to celebrate the Emperor Marcus Aurelius’s victories over the Germanic peoples and…

Fragment of relief with Lavinian sow

Inv. Scu 1891 Monumental relief, originally sculpted on superimposed marble blocks (about 2 m high), of which only the bottom part is preserved. It belonged probably to the decoration of a tomb. The figured relief, flanked by pilasters, is the…