the catalogue of an exhibition presenting the results of a careful restoration, reconstruction and completion of the façade of San Gregorio, whose fragments were discovered at Via di San Gregorio in Rome.
[Terracotta gods / The recomposition of the façade of Via di San Gregorio] This is the catalogue of an exhibition presenting the results of a careful restoration project based on years of research, leading to the complete reconstruction of the famous façade of San Gregorio; starting with the rediscovery of several multicolored terracotta sculptures from the middle of the 2nd century BC, all the way to the final result, the grand façade relief of a Roman temple.
The relief represents a scene of sacrifice to Mars in the presence of two female divinities – hence the title Terracotta gods.
All the works, after the rediscovery of the fragments at Via San Gregorio in Rome during excavation for sewers, are clearly documented: the story of the individual pieces, the graphic reconstruction of the whole complex, the hypotheses regarding the temple, the cataloguing of the fragments.
Excellent photographic documentation, graphic representations and reconstruction drawings, with thorough texts for a closer view of the ancient, magical world of Roman mythology.