Statue of Marsyas

Statua di Marsia
Roman copy from a Greek original of the 4th century BC
Material and technique: 
Pavonazzetto marble
cm 266
Rome, Esquiline - near the Auditorium Maecenatis (1876)
inv. MC1077

The hall

Museo del Palazzo dei Conservatori - Sale degli Horti di Mecenate

The Horti di Mecenate are the most ancient to be found at the residential gardens at the Esquilino; the friend and councillor of Emperor Augustus indeed transformed into a sumptuous residence an area that had until then been used as a necropolis, covering it with a large layer of earth. 
Later having passed to Imperial domain, the gardens became an extension of the Domus Aurea at the time of Nero. 
The only part that still exists today is the Auditorium, a summer triclinium decorated with frescoes with views of gardens.

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