Fragment of a terracotta relief with the head of Ammon

Frammento di lastra fittile con testa di Ammone
Elemento architettonico
1st century A.D.
Material and technique: 
Polichrome terracotta
Inv. MB 199

This fragment, dating from the first century A.D., comes from the type of reliefs known as “Campanian slabs,” which were mass-produced and used as elements of architectural decoration. In this case, the relief depicts the head of Ammon Jupiter, on which traces of bright colors are still visible.

The hall

This room displays Roman artworks, plus some medieval pieces that wind up the long chronological itinerary through the Barracco collection.