THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART

Mythology in the Art | Roman mythology | Genius
1. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Funeral monument set by Sextus Titius Primus (right side).
Marble.
1st cent. CE.
Ancona, National Archaeological Museum of Marche.
2. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a scene of the rape of Persephone (the front side).
Fine-grained marble (possibly Italic).
160—180 CE.
Inv. No. 86.
Florence, Uffizi Gallery.
3. SCULPTURE. Rome.
A lenos-shaped sarcophagus known as “Sarcophagus of the Brothers” or a “Senatorial sarcophagus” (close-up).
Carrara marble. 240—260 CE.
Inv. No. 6603.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
4. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Lares and Genius.
Fresco from Pompeii (insula VIII, 2, lararium).
Fourth style. 69—79 CE.
Inv. No. 8905.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
5. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Lares and Genius. Fragment. Genius by the altar, and flutist.
Fresco from Pompeii (insula VIII, 2, lararium).
Fourth style. 69—79 CE.
Inv. No. 8905.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
6. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Winged genius with torch and vase.
Fresco from Herculaneum (Villa of the Papyri).
Inv. No. 9319.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
7. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a scene of the rape of Proserpina (the front side).
Marble. 200—220 CE.
Inv. No. A 10 int.
Pisa, Camposanto Monumentale.
8. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with central gates, strigillated ornamentation and full-length portraits of the deceased.
Marble.
H. 1.00 m; L. 2.14 m; B. 1.06 m.
210-220 CE.
Inv. No. A 8 est.
Pisa, Camposanto Monumentale.
9. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. Rome.
Genius of Place (genius loci) and Lares.
Fresco in the lararium of the House of the Vettii in Pompeii.
60—79 CE.
Pompeii, House of the Vettii (VI, 15, 1).
10. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Lares and Genius (togatus).
Bronze.
Pompeii, Antiquarium.
11. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of a boy depicting of a scene from his life. Left short-side panel.
White marble.
2nd half of the 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. 411.
Ravenna, National Museum.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Idealized male portrait (Genius?).
Marble.
Early imperial age.
Rimini, Civic Museum Luigi Tonini.
13. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Vespasian’s and young Domitian’s victorious return from the Civil War in 69 AD. Relief B from Palazzo Cancelleria in Rome.
Plaster cast. Original — Luna marble. 81—96 CE.
Rome, Palazzo della Cancelleria Apostolica.
14. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Departure of the emperor from Rome for a military campain (profectio). Relief A from Palazzo Cancelleria in Rome.
Plaster cast. Original: Luna marble, 81—96 CE.
Rome, Palazzo della Cancelleria Apostolica.
15. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Victorias with trophies.
Relief on west side of the Arch of Septimius Severus.
Marble.
203 CE.
Rome, Roman Forum, Arch of Septimius Severus.
16. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Votive relief.
Marble.
180—190 CE.
Rome, Torlonia Museum.
17. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Relief with a port scene.
Greek marble.
180—190 CE.
Inv. No. 340.
Rome, Torlonia Museum.
18. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Relief with a port scene.
Greek marble.
180—190 CE.
Inv. No. 340.
Rome, Torlonia Museum.
19. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Apotheosis of Antoninus Pius and Faustina. Decursio relief, base of the Column of Antoninus Pius.
White Italian marble.
161 CE.
Inv. No. 5115.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Cortile delle Corazze.
20. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Antoninus Pius and Faustina on the wings of the Genius of Death. Fragment of relief on the front face of the pedestal of the Antoninus Pius’ column.
White Italian marble.
161 CE.
Inv. No. 5115.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Cortile delle Corazze.