The Esquiline Gardens, Via Ariosto

Most of the sculpture rediscovered in the Nineteenth century excavations on the Esquiline was found in fragments, reused as construction material in the walls of Late Antique buildings. In the area that today lies between Piazza Dante and the Via Ariosto, within the confines of the what are thought to have been the Lamiani Gardens, a huge marble bowl was found, decorated with acanthus spirals and strands of ivy, and used as a fountain, a group of miniature statues of divinities from the early imperial age.

Sala Caldaie - Horti dell'Esquilino, Via Ariosto
Second half of the Ist century BC