Statuette of Neptune

Statuetta di Nettuno
Roman copy of an eclectic work of the 1st century B.C.
Material and technique: 
Pentelic marble
Purchased in Rome
Inv. MB 151

The small size of this piece suggests that it was used in the decoration of a home. The model to which the sculpture refers was distantly influenced by the art of Polyclitus, but the facial features and the hairstyle identify the statuette as a copy of an eclectic work from the 2nd century A.D.

The hall

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