Satyr fighting with giants

Satiro in lotta contro i giganti
Tipologia : 
Sculpture
Anno: 
From a Hellenistic original
Materia e tecnica: 
Marble
Provenienza: 
Rome, Porta San Lorenzo (1886)
Inventario: 
MC0952

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.