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 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…

Slab with relief of horse and ox

Inv. Scu 222 The slab, bordered on the upper part by a fillet, depicts a horse grazing in the foreground and an ox partly visible in the background. The quality of the marble, the presence of the upper fillet, the…

Relief with Hadrian entering Rome

Inv. Scu 810 The relief represents Hadrian entering Rome, greeted by the personification of the city, dressed as an Amazon. In the image, Hadrian, wearing a toga, enters Rome surrounded by his body guards: to his right there is a…