The collection is divided between the Palatine Hill and the history of the area where we can find the various statues of Roman imperial era.
One of the most important sculptures is the Erma di Canephorus made in bronze and dating from the first century The Canéforas or Canephorae were young virgins families of aristocrats in ancient Greece who were called to lead processions, usually carrying baskets containing offerings or objects used for sacrifices to the Gods.
The following is a copy of a Fanciullo Pescatore dating from the second century and represents a child to fish.
Na foto seguinte está uma escultura que segundo a inscrição representaria um príncipe da dinastia Julio-Claudiana (que se refere aos cinco primeiros imperadores romanos). Também na sua descrição está o nome Hermés, que na mitologia grega era o filho de Zeus e um dos doze deuses do Olimpo e que parece inspirar o corpo da estátua pelo corpo nu e a manta no braço esquerdo.
The picture below is a sculpture that according to the inscription would represent a prince of Julius-Claudian dynasty (which refers to the first five Roman emperors). Also in it’s description there’s the name of Hermes, who in Greek mythology was the son of Zeus and one of the twelve Olympian gods and that seems to inspire the body of the statue by the naked body and the blanket on the left arm.
In the recovered piece of frescoe we can see Apollo Citaredo, in it the god Apollo son of Zeus has a lyre in his hands. This representation of him also appears in other sculptures.
Na parede vermelha estão dois frescos que representam o Riti Bacchici, um ritual dedicado a Baco, o deus romano do vinho. Segundo a placa estariam na Domus Transitoria, o palácio do imperador Nero que foi consumido pelas chamas no grande incêndio de Roma. Ao lado estão uns mosaicos recuperados da Domus Tiberiana, o palácio do imperador Tibério.
On the red wall there are two frescoes representing Bacchici Riti, a ritual dedicated to Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. According to the sign they would be in the Domus Transitional, the palace of the emperor Nero that was consumed by flames in the Great Fire of Rome. At is side there are mosaics recovered from Domus Tiberiana, the palace of the emperor Tiberius.
Esta interessante escultura em mármore tem a seguinte descrição Satiro che si guarda la coda. Um sátiro era uma personagem da mitologia grega metade homem, metade bode. Nesta representação ele estaria a olhar para a cauda, que com o grau de destruição da escultura não se vê.
This interesting marble sculpture has the following description Satiro guard che si la coda. A satyr was a character in Greek mythology half man, half goat. In this representation he would be looking at the tail that with the degree of destruction of the sculpture we can’t see.
The following is a sculpture that is a copy of the one created by Kephisodotus a Greek sculptor. In it we see Dionysus and according to the description he was in his father’s lap, Hermés.
Finally, a Roman copy of a Greek original statue representing a pair of Dionysus, the one standing behind is its younger version and in front the adult.
Althoug it is a long post, the exhibition itself isn’t very big, I leave here more pictures of other sculptures we saw inside this museum.