Thursday, February 19, 2015


Section V
5 “Young girl running” so-called Atalanta Barberini classicist work of the first century BC from the Greek original of 460 BC by an artist of the circle of Pasitele or work of Hadrian's period (117/138) from original in severe style of about 500 BC
It was in the Barberini collection and it was purchased in 1772
The short one-shoulder chiton (tunic) indicates probably a female athlete during the competitions in honor of Hera in Olympia

9 “Nymph” second century AD from an original of the fourth century BC with head not relevant
It was found by Gavin Hamilton in 1769 at Hadrian's Villa and it was initially believed to be Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance
The heavy tunic with flap was called apoptygma

25 “Young satyr flautist” second half of the first century AD from the original of the early Hellenistic period inspired by Praxiteles, from the Villa of Domitian in Sabaudia
Purchased by the Vatican Museums in 1806, the statue is characterized by the transverse flute known in antiquity as oblique tibia or tybicen

26 “Ganymede or Narcissus” found in 1800 in Tor Boacciana near Ostia
On the side there is an inscription with a name in Greek characters, perhaps that of the sculptor
The child who wears only a chlamys (short cloak worn by men), has his legs crossed in the typical attitude of the statues of Praxiteles or Lysippus

32 “Little black slave with toiletry objects” second century AD from an original of the third century BC
It was purchased in 1772 and it probably comes from La Storta on the Via Cassia. The head is ancient but not relevant. The toilet articles are the strigil and a cruet for oil used after athletic exercise

36 “Baby Hercules” mid-second century AD from Hellenistic original of the end of the third century BC from the Villa of the Quintili
The act of pouring wine from a bottle is the result of a modern restoration

42 “Statue of Pan” from the original in Polyclitean style

50 “Circular Altar” second or first century BC from Tor Colombaro on Appian Way at Frattocchie
There is a scene of sacrifice in the presence of Mercury

Section VI


1 “Statue of Diana” Beirut-type Berlin with body and head from two different Roman copies of Greek originals: body by Kephisodotos of the beginning of the fourth century BC, head from an original of the fifth century by an artist of the circle of Phidias
Maybe it comes from the Port of Trajan in Fiumicino

8 “Sarcophagus with the myth of Endymion” about 150/160 AD found in 1776 in the Vigna Casali near St. Sebastian's Gate
Selene descends from the chariot of the moon and discovers the beautiful hunter Endymion asleep

9 “Mars” second century AD found in 1780 at the Basilica of St. Mark's and rebuilt as a model of Mars Ultor (the avenger of the death of Julius Caesar) of the Temple of Augustus in the Forum

14 “Ganymede with the eagle” from Urbisaglia (Urbis Salvia) at Macerata in the Marche region
In 1779 the sculptor Ferdinando Lisandroni assembled it using parts of various ancient statues

18 “Statue seated with lyre” first half of the second century AD from a late Hellenistic original. It was found in 1777 in the Tomb of Cecilia Metella

24 “Niobid on the run” copy of the Hadrian's period from a very famous Hellenistic original. It was found in 1794 in the Cesarini estate in Torvajanica
It was purchased in 1804 by the Vatican Museums

27 “Milestone” of the fifth mile of the Appian Way placed by Maxentius (306/312)

32 “Persian fighter” copy of the Hadrian's period from the group of the so-called Small Attalid Votive Offering erected by Pergamum in the Acropolis of Athens as a votive offering in the second century BC
It was found during the construction of Palazzo Medici now Palazzo Madama

35 “Sarcophagus with rape of two daughters of Leucippus by the Dioscuri” about 150/180 AD. It was purchased in 1771 by the Vatican Museums

36 “Sleeping Eros” second century AD from an original of the third century BC
Some scholars have interpreted it as Anteros the negative opposite of love passion

37 “Funerary statue of Pompeia Attia” first century AD, found in 1851 on the Appian Way and named after an inscription found in the same place
The head of the first century BC is not relevant and it was added in 1800

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