Statuette of a Muse

Statuetta di Musa
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
From a Hellenistic original
Material and technique: 
Marble
Origin: 
Rome, Porta San Lorenzo (1886)
Inventory: 
MC1728
Collection: 

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.