Roman Statues & Sculptures- Naples National Archaeological Museum - Pictures & Images { 384 images } Created 2 Feb 2015

Pictures images photos of Roman & Greek Hellenistic statues exhibited at the Naples National Archaeological Museum, Italy. Photos against a warm art background. This picture gallery shows one of the most important collection of Roman & Greek Hellenistic statues in the world. At its centre is the massive sculpture known as the Farnese Bull. It is the largest single sculpture ever recovered from antiquity to date. Sculpted for the Baths of Emperor Caracalla in Rome, this 2nd century AD this Roman marble sculpture was excavated in 1546 during excavations at gymnasium of the Roman Baths of Caracalla. The excavation was commissioned by Pope Paul III in the hope of finding ancient sculptures to adorn the Palazzo Farnese, the Farnese family's palatial residence in Rome. Other works were bought in the antiques market by the Farnese family resulting in one of the most influential collections of Greco-Roman art. Naples National Archaeological Museum exhibits the largest part of the Farnese collection as well as other important sculptures found in Pompeii and Herculaneum.Pictures and images of Roman & Greek Hellenistic statues exhibits from the Naples Archaeological Museum can be bought on line as photo art prints or downloaded as high resolution stock photos. For Editorial use only, for advertising property rights please contact the museum.

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