Bust of a female divinity

Busto di divinità femminile
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
From a Greek original of the 4th century BC by Kephisodotos
Material and technique: 
Marble
Origin: 
From Rome, Esquiline (1873)
Inventory: 
inv. MC1123
Collection: 

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Museo del Palazzo dei Conservatori - Sale degli Horti Tauriani - Vettiani

The vastness and splendour of the home of Statilius Taurus, an eminent personality in the Rome of the I century AD, was perhaps at the heart of his conviction for magic, apparently inspired by Agrippina so as to seize the property for the Imperial domain. 
The area of the Horti was later broken up into a number of properties and under Gallienus in the middle of the III century AD went back to being a part of the Horti Liciniani; it has also been discovered that in late antiquity the home of Vettius Agorius Praetextatus (Horti Vettiani) was there.

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