"CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS-VI. Surprising Statues." Top 5 Page for this destination Capitoline Museums - Musei Capitolini Tip by breughel

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There are two antic statues at this museum which are surprising.

One is the "Baby Hercules" in black marble of room VI at the Palazzo Nuovo.
This colossal statue about 2 m high of Hercules represented as a somewhat chubby kid is funny with his pelt of a lion in hands. Don't laugh too much, he developed in a strong feared man as you can see from the gilded adult statue in the Marcus Aurelius exedra.

The other surprising statue is the Diana of Ephesus, a white marble statue with extremities in bronze showing flowers, bees and other symbols of fertility.
Quite relax is the colossal statue of the Marforio above the fountain in the courtyard of the Palazzo Nuovo. He was one of the "speaking statues" of Rome in the Middle Ages, nowadays Marforio remains silent but it seemed to me that he had a mocking expression each time tourists had themselves photographed by his fountain.

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio 1
Phone: +39 06 0608
Website: http://www.museicapitolini.org

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  • Updated Jan 5, 2015
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