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Rome: Capitoline Museums

Painting in the art gallery and masterpieces of the Greek-Roman age in the Capitoline Museums, whose creation can be traced back to 1471 when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of bronze statues to Rome: marble busts of Roman emperors, marble statues (fragments of a colossal statue of Constantine, colossal statue of a Dioscure, the capitoline Gaul, a wounded Amazon, Leda and the swan, the Capitoline Venus, the Ephesine Artemis, a bust of Sappho), bronze statues (Spinario, the Capitolina wolf).

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: bust of the roman emperor Caracalla. (212 - 217 AD), "Lunense" marble and porphyry.Caracalla is remembered as one of the most notorious and unpleasant of emperors because of the massacres and persecutions he authorized and instigated throughout the Empire.Caracalla's reign was also notable for the Constitutio Antoniniana (also called the Edict of Caracalla or the Antonine Constitution), granting Roman citizenship to all freemen throughout the Roman Empire, which according to historian Cassius Dio, was done for the purposes of raising tax revenue. He is also one of the emperors who commissioned a large public bath-house (thermae) in Rome. The remains of the Baths of Caracalla are still one of the major tourist attractions of the Italian capital.

Rome, Capitolines Museums: bust of the roman emperor Caraca...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: Bust of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (200-210 AD) of the Serapis type. Greek marble (head) and green alabaster (bust, does not belong), probably posthumous.

Rome, Capitolines Museums: Bust of Roman Emperor Septimius...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: Bust of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (200-210 AD) of the Serapis type. Greek marble (head) and green alabaster (bust, does not belong), probably posthumous.

Rome, Capitolines Museums: Bust of Roman Emperor Septimius...

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 Rome, Capitoline Hill: "Satiro Della Valle”, Roman marble sculpture (copy from an original of the Hellenistic period) found near the Theatre of Pompey in Campus Martius.

Rome, Capitoline Hill: "Satiro Della Valle”, Roman marble s...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums, courtyard of Palazzo dei Conservatori: fragments of a colossal statue of Constantine, from the Basilica of Maxentium.

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums, courtyard of Palazzo dei Conservatori: fragments of a colossal statue of Constantine, from the Basilica of Maxentium.

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums, courtyard of Palazzo dei Conservatori: fragments of a colossal statue of Constantine, from the Basilica of Maxentium.

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums, courtyard of Palazzo dei Conservatori: fragments of a colossal statue of Constantine, from the Basilica of Maxentium.

Rome, Capitolines Museums, courtyard of Palazzo dei Conserv...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums, courtyard of Palazzo dei Conservatori: remains of the cell decoration from the Temple of the God Hadrian, with reliefs portraying the Provinces of the Roman empire and military trophies.

Rome, Capitolines Museums, courtyard of Palazzo dei Conserv...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: the courtyard of Palazzo dei Conservatori. The large open-air space contain important examples of Roman sculpture. On the left we can see remains of the cell decoration from the Temple of the God Hadrian, with reliefs portraying the Provinces of the Roman empire and military trophies. Along the righthand wall of the courtyard, containing the embedded remains of three archways belonging to the palazzo's original XV century structure, is a row of fragments from a colossal statue of Constantine from the Basilica of Maxentium.

Rome, Capitolines Museums: the courtyard of Palazzo dei Con...

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 Rome, Capitoline Hill: colossal statue of one of the Dioskouri.

Rome, Capitoline Hill: colossal statue of one of the Diosko...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: Giovanni Bellini, "Self-portrait".

Rome, Capitolines Museums: Giovanni Bellini, "Self-portrait...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: "Persian Sibyl", by Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) 1647.

Rome, Capitolines Museums: "Persian Sibyl", by Guercino (Gi...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: "The Sybil", by Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri), 1622. Oil on canvas.

Rome, Capitolines Museums: "The Sybil", by Domenichino (Dom...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: Statue of Wounded Amazon. Marble sculpture, copy from an original by Phidias. Her head is a replica of the Amazon's by Polykleitos.

Rome, Capitolines Museums: Statue of Wounded Amazon. Marble...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: Statue of “Capitoline Gaul”Marble sculpture. From a Pergamene originalThe sculpture, reproduced several times in engravings and drawings, is perhaps the most famous sculpture of the entire collection. In 1734, the statue was acquired from the Ludovisi Sculpture Collection. Probably the Ludovisi family found the statue on the premises of their villa. The Villa Ludovisi was situated on the ancient horti of Caesar, which through inheritance then passed into the possession of the historian Sallustius. With great pathos the statue depicts a wounded Gaul (Galatian).  Perhaps the image pertains to the great donation created during the era of Pergamon that Attalus placed along the terrace of the Temple of Athena Nikephoros in order to celebrate his victories over the Galatians.

Rome, Capitolines Museums: Statue of “Capitoline Gaul”Marbl...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: Statue of Cupid and PsycheMarble sculpture, from a Greek original of the 2nd century BC.

Rome, Capitolines Museums: Statue of Cupid and PsycheMarble...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: Leda with the Swan, a restored Roman copy, perhaps after an original by Timotheus (360 BC).Marble sculpture.This group is a sculptural representation of the erotic theme of Leda and Zeus in the guise of a swan. Leda, nude, is depicted in the act of lifting up her matnle with her left arm in order to protect the swan from the eagle in the act of snatching it. With her right hand, she holds the swan. The figure is leaning on a tree trunk placed to her right. The statue could be a reworking of a group attributed to the Greek Timotheos, in the fourth century BC, and very common in many replicas beginning in the first century BC.

Rome, Capitoline Museums: Leda with the Swan, a restored Ro...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums:  Torso of Discobolus restored as wounded warrior.Marble Sculpture,1st century AD. The ancient part is a copy of torso of discobolo by Mirone (460 BC). The modern restauration has been done by Pierre-Etienne Monnot (1658-1733).

Rome, Capitoline Museums: Torso of Discobolus restored as...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: statue of “Capitoline Venus”, from an original by Praxiteles (4th century BC).The sculpture, slightly larger than life size dimensions, was found near the Basilica of San Vitale around 1666-1670. It is made of precious marble (probably Parian), and represents Venus-Aphrodite coming out of her bath.

Rome, Capitoline Museums: statue of “Capitoline Venus”, fro...

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 Rome, Capitolines Museums: Herm depicting “Pythagoras”. Marble sculpture from a Greek original of the middle of the 5th century BC.

Rome, Capitolines Museums: Herm depicting “Pythagoras”. Mar...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: marble sarcophagus representing scenes of Achilles' life, 3rd Century AD.Detail.

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: marble sarcophagus representing scenes of Achilles' life, 3rd Century AD.

Rome, Capitoline Museums: marble sarcophagus representing s...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: bust of Commodus, as Hercules. (180-193 AD).

Rome, Capitoline Museums: bust of Commodus, as Hercules. (1...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: bust of Commodus, as Hercules. (180-193 AD).

Rome, Capitoline Museums: bust of Commodus, as Hercules. (1...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: the Artemis of Ephesus, Roman copy of a Greek statue, 2nd Century BC.

Rome, Capitoline Museums: the Artemis of Ephesus, Roman cop...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: Bust of Socrates, Greek philosopher, Roman reproduction of a Greek statue of the 4th Century BC.

Rome, Capitoline Museums: Bust of Socrates, Greek philosoph...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: bust of Sappho, the Greek poetess.

Rome, Capitoline Museums: bust of Sappho, the Greek poetess...

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Rome, Capitoline Museums: the "Capitoline Wolf", bronze statue, IV century BC.

Rome, Capitoline Museums: the "Capitoline Wolf", bronze stat...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: "Boy with a Thorn" or "Spinario", hellenistic bronze sculpture, 3rd - 1st Century BC.

Rome, Capitoline Museums: "Boy with a Thorn" or "Spinario",...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: the Capitoline Brutus, bronze statue, IV - III century BC.

Rome, Capitoline Museums: the Capitoline Brutus, bronze sta...

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 Rome, Capitoline Museums: marble relief depicting Emperor Marcus Aurelius who pardons the defeated enemies.

Rome, Capitoline Museums: marble relief depicting Emperor M...