Frieze with a battle scene

Fregio con scena di battaglia
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Augustan period
Material and technique: 
Marble
Origin: 
Rome, Temple of Apollo Sosiano
Inventory: 
MC1788
Collection: 

The hall

Sala Macchine - Tempio di 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.