Female statue: 'Victory of the Simmaci'
Masterpieces of the hall
These two female statues in dark stone come from the area of the Military Hospital on the Celian and are of high artistic quality. They were found at the end of the Nineteenth Century, reused in small fragments in a late-antique wall.
This goddess, whose identification is uncertain, is draped in ancient grey cloth. The statue was known as the “ Victory of the Simmaci” (literary sources mention it on the Celian Hill), and it is a late Hellenistic original.