Capitoline Museums - Table of Contents................. Architecture Around the World

2013 photos
Group 2 - Capitoline Museums

(Pronounced KAP i tow line)
Rome, Italy

On this page, below:

Renaissance ceiling

Romulus & Remus statue / Greek meander mosaic floor

Sarcophagus with the Calydonian Boar Hunt

Herms of Caryatids

Hercules statue

The Capitoline Museums are a group of art and archaeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy. The museums are contained in three palazzi [palaces] surrounding a central trapezoidal piazza in a plan conceived by Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1536 and executed over a period of more than 400 years.
Renaissance ceiling


Renaissance style ceiling



Renaissance style ceiling



Renaissance style ceiling



Renaissance style ceiling



Renaissance style ceiling


Romulus & Remus statue / Greek meander mosaic floor


Romulus & Remus statue / Greek meander mosaic floor



Romulus & Remus Suckled by a She-wolf




Sarcophagus with the Calydonian Boar Hunt



Sarcophagus with the Calydonian Boar Hunt



Top lid - Sarcophagus with the Calydonian Boar Hunt


Sarcophagus with the Calydonian Boar Hunt.
Warrior with the spear is M



Sarcophagus with the Calydonian Boar Hunt




Herm: A squared stone pillar with a carved head on top (typically of Hermes), used in ancient Greece as a boundary marker or a signpost.

Caryatid: The figure in these two examples is in the shape of a caryatid which, usually, is a column in the shape of a female. This herm, however, is not a column.


Herm #1
Marble.  C.  63 BC–14 AD



Detail - Herm #1


Detail - Herm #1



Herm #2


Detail - Herm #2



Detail - Herm #2


Hercules statue

Hercules is a gilded bronze statue discovered on the site of the Forum Boarium of ancient Rome when the remains of the temple dedicated to him were being demolished under the direction of Sixtus IV (1471–84).

The figure of Hercules bears his club at the ready, and in his left hand holds the three apples of the Hesperides. The apples identify him specifically as a Hercules of the West, where he was the victor over Geryon.

The slightly over-lifesize sculpture is a Hellenistic work of the 2nd century BCE, based on the canon of proportions that had been established by Lysippos in the early 4th century: a more slender figure than the ideal of Phidias, with a proportionately smaller head. The fineness of the head is emphasized by the close-cropped hair of an athlete.


Hercules



Hercules
The figure's weight is thrown entirely on one foot.



Photos and their arrangement 2013 Chuck LaChiusa
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