Palazzo Massimo

Built between 1883 and 1887 on project of’ architect Camillo Pistrucci in a sober neo-Renaissance style, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme was born as a college of the Jesuit fathers and canning memorize options this target until 1960. In 1981 it was acquired by the Italian State, to become one of the venues of the National Roman Museum . The collections are distributed in the four floors of the’ building in chronological and thematic criteria: the ground floor, first and second floors are dedicated to the section ancient art ; The basement houses the sections of numismatic and jewelry . Nell’ exposure of the ground floor you can memorize options follow the’ evolution of the Roman portrait from’ late Republican era until the beginning of’ empire, which date back to the portraits of the family of Augustus and the statue of’ Emperor as a Pontifex Maximus. Among the Greek original works imported to Rome stand out the Niobide from the Gardens of Sallust and bronze statue of the boxer .The theme of the portrait continues to < strong> Featured , whereè illustrated the development of’ imperial image from’ età Flavia&Outdoors; Late Antiquity. Ampleè dedicated to sculpture“ perfect” depicting dè s and other characters of myth. Among the masterpieces A sculpture that decorated the imperial residences we highlight the Maiden of Anzio and Roman copies of famous Greek works: the Discobolus Lancellotti , l’ Crouching Aphrodite and l’ sleeping Hermaphrodite . Noteworthy are the bronze sculptures that decorated the Nemi Ships and the sarcophagus of Portonaccio.Al second floor paintings , document stucco and mosaic decoration prestigious Roman residences. A charming display reassembles the rooms of Villa di Livia at Prima Porta and Villa Farnesina in their original size. Finally, the basement è dedicated to the Medals of the Roman National Museum, with a path marked by the key stages of the economic history of our country. The luxury and l’ goldsmiths are documented by sumptuous funerary objects, such as the Grottarossa Child, exhibited next to the little mummy. A selection of objects relating to the uses and customs of the Romans explains the everyday costs. The precious scepters presented in the Imperial Signs room enrich the framework of“&rdquo signs of power; in Roman times.


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Largo di Villa Peretti, 31
00185 Roma


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