Acroterial group of Herakles and Athena

Gruppo acroteriale di Eracle e Atena
Author: 
Type: 
Elemento architettonico
Year: 
Second half of the 6th century BC
Material and technique: 
Terracotta
Origin: 
From Rome, Forum Boario – Sacred Area of S. Omobono (1970)
Inventory: 
inv. AntCom14914
Collection: 

The hall

Museo del Palazzo dei Conservatori - Area del Tempio di Giove Capitolino

Of this temple have been brought to light the impressive foundations made from blocks of stone that, through the superficial layer clay, rest upon the tufa rock below. Also freed from the modern walls that covered it, restored and suitably highlighted is the so called "Roman Wall", the only part of the podium that has come to posterity in its full height, on top of which is still to be found a considerable layer of cement-like material from ancient roman times. 

You may also be interested in