The many faces of the National Rome Museum’s Palazzo Massimo

Museo Nazionale Romano Palazzo Massimo di Roma

Virile portrait, ca. 30 BC, lunense marble, Nemi (Rome)

Inside the National Rome Museum’s Palazzo Massimo, in Rome, faces emerge from the shadows of the past.

They are the statues and busts kept on the ground and first floors of this extraordinary ancient art museum. They are the wonderful marble and bronze portraits made between the Roman Republic (6th-1st centuries BC) and late antiquity (3rd-6th centuries AD).

They are commoners, emperors, athletes, soldiers, gods. Men and women who are now distant, yet continue to look familiar.

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October 19, 2015

The many faces of the National Rome Museum’s Palazzo Massimo

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