The Temple of Apollo Sosiano

A reconstruction of the pediment of the temple of Apollo Sosiano, showing the battle between the Greeks, including Herakles and Theseus, and the Amazons, in the presence of Athena and Nike, occupies a dominant position in the room; the marble sculptures are rare Greek originals, brought from Rome in the Augustan period to decorate a cult building, of which the remains are still visible today near to the Theatre of Marcellus.
The internal decoration of the chamber is also on display. It includes friezes of triumphal processions and scenes of fighting, as well as of a building, hypothetically reconstructed.
small circular monument, from the area between the temple and the Theatre of Marcellus has also been partially reconstructed, which can be tentaively identified as a basin of purifying water mentioned in the written sources.

Sala Macchine - Tempio di Apollo Sosiano
Sculpture
Augustan period
Sculpture
Augustan period