11 juin 2010

The Vigna Codini Tomb on loan to the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Portrait Bust of A Man, Perhaps Claudian-Neronian, ca. A.D. 40-60. Luna marble, h. 42.3 cm. INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced that it will receive a long-term loan of several ancient sculptures from the Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome in January 2011. On loan for a renewable two-year period, the objects include three life-size portrait busts and a marble funerary urn from the Vigna Codini Columbarium II, a major Roman tomb discovered in 1847. The loan of the Vigna Codini Tomb group is an example of new... [Lire la suite]