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Crouching Aphrodite
White marble. Mid-IIcentury
Roman Sculptor
Crouching Aphrodite
White marble. Mid-IIcentury
Roman Sculptor

Roman copy of a crouching Aphrodite who originally had both arms raised to shake her long hair with her hands. The copy is based on a late Hellenistic original created circa 100 B. C. in Rhodes which, [+]

The Muse Polyhymnia
White marble. 150 - 175
Roman Sculptor
The Muse Polyhymnia
White marble. 150 - 175
Roman Sculptor

The upper part is a Roman copy of a late Hellenistic original (100-50 B. C.). It shows Polyhymnia, the muse of sacred poetry and dance, placing her cloak over her left shoulder. Another copy in the V [+]

Aegis-Bearing Jupiter
White marble. Ca. 150
Roman Sculptor
Aegis-Bearing Jupiter
White marble. Ca. 150
Roman Sculptor

The Roman image of Jupiter, inspired by a statue of Zeus from the fifth century B. C., shows the god wearing the aegis (protective cloak) which, according to Homer, was used by Zeus as a weapon to cre [+]

Aphrodite and Eros
White carrara marble. Ca. 35
Roman Sculptor
Aphrodite and Eros
White carrara marble. Ca. 35
Roman Sculptor

Double hermae of gods, similar to the image of the two-headed Janus, were created from the first century B. C. onwards for Roman collectors. Here, Aphrodite and her son Eros, the goddess and god of lo [+]

Fortuna-Tyche
Marble. Ca. 200
Roman Sculptor
Fortuna-Tyche
Marble. Ca. 200
Roman Sculptor

During the reign of Christina of Sweden (1626-1689), who owned this work, this sculpture was completed with a new head and roses and turned into a Flora. In fact it originally depicted Fortuna, goddes [+]

Fortuna
White carrara marble. 150 - 200
Roman Sculptor
Fortuna
White carrara marble. 150 - 200
Roman Sculptor

The goddess Fortuna holds a cornucopia and a rudder resting on a globe. The statue is based on a Greek original, an Artemis by the School of Polyclitus (4th century BC), as may be seen from the simila [+]

Aristogiton
White marble. Late I century
Roman Sculptor
Aristogiton
White marble. Late I century
Roman Sculptor

The first political monument erected by the Athenian democracy was the group of the tyrannicides Harmodius and Aristogiton who, in 514 B. C., killed the tyrant Hipparcus. The two bronze statues by Cri [+]

Blind Homer
White marble. Third quarter of the II century
Roman Sculptor
Blind Homer
White marble. Third quarter of the II century
Roman Sculptor

A Roman copy of a Hellenistic image of the poet sculpted between 150 and 125 B.C. The author of the Iliad and the Odyssey was venerated throughout Classical Antiquity. He was imagined with a variety o [+]

Faun with kid
Marble. 130 - 150
Roman Sculptor
Faun with kid
Marble. 130 - 150
Roman Sculptor

The satyr, whose half-animal nature is manifested in his pointed ears, horns and the tail on his back, bears a kid to a Dionysian festival. The sculpture is a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original belo [+]

Prometheus models the first man
White marble. Ca. 185
Roman Sculptor
Prometheus models the first man
White marble. Ca. 185
Roman Sculptor

This fragment of a Roman sarcophagus depicts the Titan, Prometheus, modelling a statue of a nude youth. Minerva touches its head with a butterfly (psyche in Greek, meaning soul), bringing it to life. [+]

Silenus
Marble. 170 - 190
Roman Sculptor
Silenus
Marble. 170 - 190
Roman Sculptor

This fragment of a Roman statue shows Silenus holding the infant Dionysus in his arms. It is a copy of a Greek original made between 290 and 280 B. C. by one of Lysippus´s pupils. The realistic [+]

Venus of the “Medici Venus” type
Marble. 75 - 100
Roman Sculptor
Venus of the “Medici Venus” type
Marble. 75 - 100
Roman Sculptor

This Venus is of the same type as the one in the Medici collection (Florence, Uffizi, c. 100BC), which allows us to know that she originally covered her pubis and breasts with her arms. With her small [+]

Roman Patrician, formerly known as Nero
White marble. 65 - 70
Roman Sculptor
Roman Patrician, formerly known as Nero
White marble. 65 - 70
Roman Sculptor

This youth, with his distinctive features, has a hairstyle introduced under Nero (54-68 AD). The Emperor’s undulating locks scandalised the upper classes in Rome at the time but were highly appreciate [+]

Diadumenus
White marble. 140 - 150
Roman Sculptor
Diadumenus
White marble. 140 - 150
Roman Sculptor

This is a Roman copy of Polyclitus´s Diadumenos (ca. 420 B.C.). Polyclitus of Argos (active ca. 460-420 B.C.) was quite far along in his career when he conceived this figure —probably Apollo— tying a [+]

Young orator
White marble. First quarter of the I century
Roman Sculptor
Young orator
White marble. First quarter of the I century
Roman Sculptor

This Roman copy of a late Hellenistic eclectic sculpture (c. 100 B. C.) is based on several models: the body on the Narcissus of the School of Polyclitus (c. 400 B. C.) and the head on that of the Are [+]

Krater with reliefs of a Centaur Fighting
White marble, Italian marble. Ca. 50 a.C.
Roman Sculptor
Krater with reliefs of a Centaur Fighting
White marble, Italian marble. Ca. 50 a.C.
Roman Sculptor

The central part of a late Hellenistic marble krater. The receptacle has high reliefs which show the mythical fight of the lapiths against the centaurs, understood in the fifth century B. C. as a symb [+]

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