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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. [+]

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 [+]

Pilaster with Tendrils and Birds
Marble. 5 - 15
Roman Sculptor
Pilaster with Tendrils and Birds
Marble. 5 - 15
Roman Sculptor

In the relief there is a remarkable combination of different types of plants, acanthus tendrils which end in rose flowers and tendrils with lancet-shaped leaves and fruits, emphasize the truly fantast [+]

Tabletop with central interlaced Motif
Paragone, Jasper, Lapis lazuli, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop with central interlaced Motif
Paragone, Jasper, Lapis lazuli, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Roman Sculptor

This is rare type of tabletop that combines Roman Mannerist elements such as the border with pre-Baroque ones such as the exuberant floral and foliate motif that fills the centre. This motif replaces [+]

Diana (Artemis)
White marble. 175 - 200
Roman Sculptor
Diana (Artemis)
White marble. 175 - 200
Roman Sculptor

El torso representa a Ártemis o Diana, la diosa de la caza. El delicado chitón, rico en pliegues, está doblado y levantado por encima de las rodillas mediante un cinturón que pasa por debajo de su pec [+]

Tabletop
Paragone, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop
Paragone, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster. Early XVII century
Roman Sculptor

This tabletop has a geometrical decoration with a large central oval framed by two volutes. The border combines ovals and diamonds with floral motifs. A similar type of decoration is to be found on th [+]

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 [+]

Dionysus
White marble. Ca. 150
Roman Sculptor
Dionysus
White marble. Ca. 150
Roman Sculptor

The Roman copy of a late Hellenistic model (125-100 B. C.) which, on account of its relaxed posture, recalls Praxiteles’ art. The god, who is leaning on a herm, a distinctive feature of the late first [+]

Tabletop of don Rodrigo Calderon
African marble, White marble, Polychrome marble, Paragone, Lapis lazuli, Alabaster. Ca. 1600
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop of don Rodrigo Calderon
African marble, White marble, Polychrome marble, Paragone, Lapis lazuli, Alabaster. Ca. 1600
Roman Sculptor

This tabletop belonged to Rodrigo Calderon, secretary to Philip III, who seems to have acquired it by somewhat unethical means. Its decoration of military motifs suggests that it is related to the vic [+]

Drusus the Younger
Marble. I century
Roman Sculptor
Drusus the Younger
Marble. I century
Roman Sculptor

The son and heir of Tiberius, Drusus the Younger was portrayed from his father’s assumption of imperial power in 14 A. D., until his own violent death at the hands of his wife in 23 A. D. The realism [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

Roman soldier, formerly identified as Otho
White marble. 105 - 115
Roman Sculptor
Roman soldier, formerly identified as Otho
White marble. 105 - 115
Roman Sculptor

The sitter is a young man with a robust face, a thick, clipped beard and curly hair typical of the Trajanic period. He wears a lunula: an amulet in the form of a crescent moon that protected him again [+]

The Emperor Antoninus Pius
White marble. Ca. 140
Roman Sculptor
The Emperor Antoninus Pius
White marble. Ca. 140
Roman Sculptor

Titus Aurelius Boionius Arrius Antoninus (86-161 A. D.) was adopted in 138 A. D. by the moribund emperor Hadrian to be his successor. His portrait, dating from shortly after, did not change during the [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

Antinous
White carrara marble. 131 - 132
Roman Sculptor
Antinous
White carrara marble. 131 - 132
Roman Sculptor

A Roman work datable from just after the death of Antinuous (130 A. D.), when his friend, the Emperor Hadrian, ordered that he be worshiped as a divinity. Thus, portraits of this young favorite became [+]

Tabletop
Marble, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster, Coral. Ca. 1570
Roman Sculptor
Tabletop
Marble, Hardstone, precious, Alabaster, Coral. Ca. 1570
Roman Sculptor

This is considered to be the earliest tabletop of this kind in Spain to judge from the materials used and the similarity of the decoration to other such tabletops in Florence (Museo degli Argenti). Th [+]

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