Fragment of a funerary frieze

Frammento di fregio funerario
Late 4th - early 3rd century B.C.
Material and technique: 
Pietra tenera
From Taranto
Inv. MB 148

Fragment made in Taranto for the decoration of tombs, made in a local stone called pietra tenera. The great ductility of the pietra tenera enabled the development of a local style that in some cases anticipated expressive trends (for example, “Pergamum Baroque”) typical of other periods and other centers of the Hellenistic world.

The hall

These two little rooms display fine copies of Greek sculptures from the early Hellenistic period, together with a number of archaic works.