Archaeology

The archaeological collection comprises sculptures and some Greek and Roman reliefs in marble of different provenance, purchased due to the their value given the iconography depicted on them and the historical importance as vestiges of the ancient art.
The marble Attic Lekythos (D.M. 04/11/1987) on which is depicted a parting scene dated on the first half of the IV century BC, and the statue representing Artemis, a variation in Parian marble of a well known statue in the Dresden collection which itself comes from an original attributed to Praxiteles, are particularly interesting from an archaeological point of view. The same iconographic originality is present in the statue representing a kneeling woman which probably represents a Roman Province asking for the Imperial clemency. The collection also comprises the head of Marcus Claudius Marcellus (D.M. 20/10/2008), identified by Prof. Antonio Giuliano and on exhibition in the Roman National Museum of Palazzo Massimo on the occasion of the event organized for the ten-year period of the opening of the Museum (December 19th – June 7th 2009).

The Foundation recently acquired a bronze mask of extremely fine workmanship, as yet the largest mask preserved from the Hellenistic age (first half of the 1st century BC), which depicts Papposilenus, the oldest and wisest Silenus. In ancient times it was hung with plant garlands as part of the furnishings in the peristyle of a rich domus. The sculpture of Dionysus, which once belonged to a similar environment, stands with a panther skin and an unusual garland of tiny roses encircling his waist, dating back to the second half of the 2nd century AD.

    • Kusura Type Idol and a Bull
      First Bronze Age II, 2700-2300 BC

    • Fertility Idol
      Late Cypriot Age II, 1440-1200 BC

    • Statue of Athena Nike
      Middle of 5th century BC

    • Attic Lèkythos
      First half IV century BC

    • Attic Lèkythos, fragment
      First half IV century BC

    • Attic Loutrophoros
      Half of 4th century BC

    • Funerary Lčkythos with female figures
      380-350 B.C.

    • Thessalian Votive Relief
      350-325 B.C.

    • Mask of Papposilenus
      First half I century BC

    • Theatrical Mask
      2-1 cent. BC

    • Double-faced Oscilla with Theatrical Masks
      1 cent. AD

    • Relief with Theatrical Masks(fragment)
      2 cent. AD

    • Angular Acroterion with Theatrical Mask
      Half 2-3 cent. AD

    • Portrait of Marcellus
      25 - 20 BC

    • Portrait of Gaius Caesar
      End of 1st century BC

    • Portrait of Gaius Caesar as an adult
      1-4 AD

    • Portrait of Lucius Caesar
      End of 1st century BC

    • Portrait of deified Antonia the Younger
      Second half of the 1st century AD

    • Portrait head of Gaius Iulius Caesar Germanicus
      1 century AD

    • Portrait of Nero
      1st cent. AD

    • Monumental Portrait Head (Druso Minor?)
      1 half 1 cent. AD

    • Portrait of a Young Man from Augustus Age
      End 1 cent. BC

    • Male portrait
      End 1 cent. BC - 1 cent. AD

    • Bust with female head
      2 cent. AD

    • Archaistic female head
      1 century AD

    • Candelabra
      1 AD

    • Statue of a togatus with bulla
      Half of the 1st century AD

    • Cuirassed Statue
      Early 2nd century AD

    • Statue of Dionysus
      Second half of the 2nd century AD

    • Cuirassed statue of a Roman commander
      Middle of 2nd century AD

    • Statue of Artemis, a variant of Dresden type
      2nd century AD

    • Statue of Kneeling Woman Representing a Roman Province
      II century AD

    • Statue of a Draped Woman
      2 century AD

    • Statue of Venus, variant "Genetrix"
      2 cent. AD

    • Statue of standing Mercury
      2 cent. AD

    • Trapezophoros in the form of Leda and the Swan
      1-2 cent. AD

    • Votive altar with Asclepius, Igea and Telesphorus
      Half of 2 cent. AD

    • Panther
      2nd - 3rd century AD

    • Tiger
      1st - 2nd century AD

    • Pair of Trapezophors
      I century AD

    • Statue of Selene
      250 - 300 AD

    • The Lion's Jaws
      3rd century AD reworked 14th century

    • Kore with peplos
      19th - 20th century