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The objects from Portus in the Museo Torlonia

The most complete catalogue of the objects that were until the 1960's on display in the Museo Torlonia was compiled by Visconti in 1884. A critical review was written by Carlo Gasparri in 1980. In his publication the full list of Visconti can be found, with a bibliography of the objects. The objects from Portus are listed below.

Nr. Description Material Measurements Year of find ICCD photos
4 Torso of Aphrodite Marble H. 0.65   E36809 ?
8 Torso, perhaps of Dionysos Marble H. 0.67   E86806 ?
13a Corinthian capital Granite 0.35 x 0.54 x 0.55    
13b Fragment of a funeral relief with vegetative decoration and animals        
14 Capital with trophies and Victoriae Marble 0.32 x 0.44 x 0.44   E36810
20 Trapezophoros (table support) with Egyptian deities (Isis and Bes) Red porphyry H. 0.70   E36785
28 Portrait of a woman Marble H. 0.60 1856-60 E36765/66
30 Portrait of a Greek philosopher or poet Marble 0.43 x 0.27 1856-60 E36732/33
60 Copy of the Leda of Timotheos Marble H. 1.62 1864 E36804
94 Statue of Asklepios Marble H. 2.20 1864  
95 Copy of the Electra of the Ludovisi-group Marble H. 2.10 1864  
116 Two wrestlers Marble H. 0.77/0.88   E36805
117 Statue of a togatus with a head of Hortensius Marble H. 2.50 From Portus or Laurentum  
136 Portrait of Septimius Severus on an armoured statue (not belonging together) Marble H. 2.10 1864  
146 Copy of the Aphrodite of Cnidus of Praxiteles Marble H. 2.05 1865  
150 Triple-headed Hekate Marble H. 0.38    
183 Statue of a woman with a head of Athena Marble H. 2.20    
184 Statue of Kore Marble H. 2.10    
237 Statue of Apollo with the lyre Marble H. 1.90 From Ostia  
245 Portrait of Faustina the Younger on a statue of a woman with cornucopiae Marble H. 2.18 1860  
249 Portrait of Claudius on a statue of a togatus Marble H. 1.90 1865-60  
298 Statue of Athena Marble H. 2.12 From Portus ?  
304 Portrait of a man Marble   1860 E36736/37
343 Statue with a head of Pompeius Marble H. 2.10 1856-60  
349 Statue with a head of Tiberius Marble H. 2.06 1856-60 E36740/41
354 Oval labrum (vessel of a bath) Marble H. 0.94, diam. 2.00    
355 Statue of an athlete Marble H. 1.35    
364 Portrait of Commodus Marble H. 1.35 1860 E36759/60
365 Statue of a naked man with a head of Alexander Severus Marble H. 2.25 1865  
366 Statue of Artemis Marble H. 1.20   E36790/91
367 Portrait of Marcus Aurelius Marble   1860 E36754/55
370 Statue of the Pythian Apollo Marble H. 2.10    
388 Statue of Hercules with his son Telefos   H. 2.22    
399 Head of a bearded man Marble      
400 Head of Zeus        
428 Relief of a harbour scene Marble 0.43 x 0.33   E36853/54
430 Relief of the harbour of Portus (the "Torlonia-relief") Marble 1.22 x 0.75   E36841-49
431 Relief with a ship Marble 0.64 x 0.62    
436 Statue of a sitting boy with a dove Marble H. 1.00   E36794/95
452 Gazelle Marble 0.70 x 0.47    
466A Double herm of Zeus Ammon Marble H. 0.46   E36779 ?
470 Statue of an athlete Marble H. 0.64 1865  
473 Statue of an athlete; the head is a copy of the Meleager of Skopas Marble H. 2.10    
476 Torso of an athlete Marble H. 1.84 1864  
490bis Votive relief for Vesta   H. 0.50, w. 0.44 1867  
544 Portrait of a woman Marble H. 0.37 1856 E36744/45
546 Portrait of Hadrianus Marble H. 0.32 1856-60 E36746/47
562 Portrait of a man on an armoured bust Marble H. 0.80 1860-65 E36752/53
568 Portrait of Caracalla Marble H. 0.81 1856-60 E36770/71
607 Portrait of a man (Aurelianus?) Marble H. 0.32   E37772/73

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