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Bull in high relief
White marble. 20 A.C. - 60
Roman Sculptor
Bull in high relief
White marble. 20 A.C. - 60
Roman Sculptor

Represented in high relief at half life-size, this bull trots to the right in front of a thin wall that offers additional support to his legs. His scapulae are realistically rendered, as are his hip j [+]

Discophoros
White marble. 130 - 140
Roman Sculptor
Discophoros
White marble. 130 - 140
Roman Sculptor

This work is a Roman copy of the Discophoros ("the discus-bearer"), the first creation of the sculptor Polyclitus (active 460-420 B. C.). As is typical of Polyclitus’s art, the modelling of the body i [+]

Caracalla or Geta
White marble. 205 - 209
Taller Italiano; Roman Sculptor
Caracalla or Geta
White marble. 205 - 209
Taller Italiano; Roman Sculptor

Caracalla and Geta, sons of the Emperor Septimus Severus, were elected consuls in 205 AD and over the following years were depicted as twins. Their very short hairstyle, which reflected military fashi [+]

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 [+]

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 Empress Sabina
White marble. Ca. 130
Roman Sculptor
The Empress Sabina
White marble. Ca. 130
Roman Sculptor

This is the last portrait of Vibia Sabina (83-136 A. D.), wife of the emperor Hadrian. It does not represent her at her real age (some 48 years), but is a highly idealised and rejuvenated image. Her h [+]

Ariadne sleeping
White marble. 150 - 175
Roman Sculptor
Ariadne sleeping
White marble. 150 - 175
Roman Sculptor

En la pintura de Velázquez que representa una vista del jardín de la Villa Medici en Roma (P1211) se identifica en una logia la estatua de una figura yacente apenas esbozada por el artista. De la figu [+]

The Emperor Hadrian
White marble. Ca. 134
Roman Sculptor
The Emperor Hadrian
White marble. Ca. 134
Roman Sculptor

The image of Publius Aelius Hadrian (76-138 A. D.) did not change much during his rule (117-138 A. D.). This effigy shows him in his maturity, and can thus be dated between 130 and 138 A.D. Despite a [+]

Portrait of a young Man
Marble. 161 - 170
Roman Sculptor
Portrait of a young Man
Marble. 161 - 170
Roman Sculptor

The sitter is depicted with a dense head of curly hair, a carefully trimmed beard, thin moustache, and a goatee beard between his mouth and chin. The young man’s elegant hairstyle imitates portraits o [+]

Young Roman, formerly identified as Domitian
White marble. Ca. 100
Roman Sculptor
Young Roman, formerly identified as Domitian
White marble. Ca. 100
Roman Sculptor

The refined features of this distinguished young man recall those of the Emperor Nerva (96-98 AD) and his hairstyle reflects that of the previous Emperor, Domitian (81-96 AD). But this head also has s [+]

Torso of a Youth
White marble. Ca. 150
Roman Sculptor
Torso of a Youth
White marble. Ca. 150
Roman Sculptor

This sculpture reproduces a Greek original of around 410 BC by a follower of Polyclitus. There are numerous copies of that work, known as the "Dresden Youth type" in reference to the best and most com [+]

Heroic Funerary Sculpture of a Boy
Marble. 80 - 110
Roman Sculptor
Heroic Funerary Sculpture of a Boy
Marble. 80 - 110
Roman Sculptor

The boy is depicted as a victorious athlete, with a foliate wreath on his head. His right arm was originally bent, his hand touching the wreath. He has individualised features and a hairstyle typical [+]

Portrait of a Young Man
White marble. 1570 - 1600
Roman Sculptor
Portrait of a Young Man
White marble. 1570 - 1600
Roman Sculptor

This is a modern copy of a Roman portrait of a young man from the period of the Emperor Commodus (180-192 AD). While the beard recalls portraits of Hadrian (such as E-176 in the Prado) and others from [+]

Herm of the epic poet Homer
White marble. Third quarter of the I century
Roman Sculptor
Herm of the epic poet Homer
White marble. Third quarter of the I century
Roman Sculptor

Portraits of Homer, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the earliest works of Western literature (8th century B.C.), were made only many years after his death, when any reliable memories of his appea [+]

Deified Emperor
Marble. Ca. 50
Roman Sculptor
Deified Emperor
Marble. Ca. 50
Roman Sculptor

This sculpture consists of a seventeenth-century head of Augustus and a torso of Augustus or Tiberius dating from the beginning of the first century A.D. This type of iconography, with a body based on [+]

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 [+]

Roman Woman
White marble. 150 - 155
Roman Sculptor
Roman Woman
White marble. 150 - 155
Roman Sculptor

The portrait is of a mature, high-class lady with a serene and somewhat tired expression. Like many portraits of its era, it imitates the hairstyles adopted in the imperial household, in this case of [+]

Athena
White marble. Early I century
Roman Sculptor
Athena
White marble. Early I century
Roman Sculptor

This is a Roman copy of a statue of Athena, created between 450 and 440 B. C. by the Greek sculptor Myron, together with the figure of Marsyas. Installed on the Acropolis of Athens, between the Propyl [+]

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