One of the most mysterious sculptures on the planet is finally revealed
Selection of 96 statues belonging to the Torlonia family gains exposure amid the Covid-19 pandemic
“An immense treasure of scholarship and art, collected in silence over many, many years”, is how archaeologist Pietro Ercole Visconti described, in 1881, what today is described as the collection of collections: the Marbles Torlonia.
For 400 years, few and select visitors have been able to enjoy them behind closed doors. Yet. Torlonia Marbles – an impressive collection of 620 Greek and Roman sculptures – are statues, sarcophagi, bas-reliefs and busts in marble more, bronze and alabaster, depicting a rich set of mythological figures, gods, goddesses and powerful Roman emperors.
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