Colossal statue restored as Oceanus: “Marforio”

Statua colossale restaurata come Oceano: "Marforio"
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
1rst - 2nd century AD
Material and technique: 
Marble
Size: 
cm 242
Origin: 
From Rome, near the church of S. Pietro in Carcere
Inventory: 
inv. MC0001

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Palazzo Nuovo - Cortile

The large central niche in the end wall features a large fountain with the colossal statue of a River god, known as Marforio. 
The three large grey granite pillars with a relief frieze portraying Egyptian high priests originate from the sanctuary of Isis and Serapis in the Campus Martius. 

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