Group of a panther and a wild boar

Gruppo di pantera e cinghiale
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Type: 
Sculpture
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Material and technique: 
Marble
Origin: 
Rome, between Porta San Lorenzo and Porta Maggiore (1884)
Inventory: 
MC1367
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Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Sala Caldaie - Satiro in lotta contro i giganti

At the end of the1800, during the opening of a passage for a tram line through the Aurelian Wall, near the Porta San Lorenzo, an older architectural structure was found inside, which was probably the foundation wall of a garden from the early Italian period.
It was articulated by niches plastered with pumice stones, shells and a rough mosaic, which still retain part of the original sculptural decoration.