So-called Artemis of Gabii, detail of the footwear), marble, roman copy of the reign of Tiberius CE) after a Greek original traditionnally attributed to Praxiteles. Found in 1792 by Gavin Hamilton at Gabii, Italy
Artemis of the Rospigliosi type, detail of the footwear (left foot). Marble, Roman copy of the centuries CE after a Hellenistic original, maybe the the bronze group mentioned by Pausanias (I, which represented a gigantomachia.
This colossal statue depicts Apollo seated on a rocky spur. All the nude parts, such as the head, feet and the hands, as well as the lyre, were originally made of bronze, and were replaced with the versions visible today in white marble by Albacini. The use of porphyry, due to the intrinsic value of the material, and the exclusive imperial use of the mines, suggest that the statue would have originally been used for a temple or a private building of the emperor. In Naples archaeological…
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