Works from the residences of the emperors on the Palatine Hill: the artistic decoration of the most ancient and, in many ways, peerless official seat of imperial power in Rome. English edition.
[Palatine Museum] The Palatine Museum combines the monumental ruins of the hill with a significant quantity of works from the complex of Augustus and the residences of the emperors, evidence of the artistic decoration of the most ancient and, in many ways, peerless official seat of imperial power in Rome, sanctioned by its position in the location of the city’s origins. This very strong connection to urban roots is evident in the historical background of the museum itself, with the oldest archaeological documentation found on the hill.
The book illustrates the historical-archaeological development of the hill from prehistoric times to the Tetrarchy; of particular interest are the multicolored earthenware antefixa from the Temple of Apollo, the wall paintings detached from the Domus Transitoria, the fine statuette of Satyr looking at his tail, and a large portrait gallery. English edition.