Head of a Centaur

Testa di centauro
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Tiberian period
Material and technique: 
Marble
Size: 
cm 97,5
Origin: 
From Rome, Esquiline (1874)
Inventory: 
inv. MC1137
Collection: 

The hall

Museo del Palazzo dei Conservatori - Sale degli Horti Lamiani

Situated in the upper part of the Esquilino, in the area around what is today Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, the Horti Lamiani were founded by the consul Aelius Lamia, a friend of Tiberius, and very soon (already with Caligula) became part of Imperial property. 

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